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Flight's End

Navy pilot returns from training
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Georges Schreiber; 1943; Framed Dimensions 48H X 37W
Accession #: 88-159-JA as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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His parachute swung comfortably over his shoulder, a Navy pilot returns to squadron headquarters to check in after a flight at Pensacola, Florida. Behind him, a beaching crew hoists a Vought-Sikorsky observation-scout onto the concrete hangar ramp. This operation is the same as that followed at sea, where scouting planes are hoisted back aboard after being catapulted from the deck of cruiser or battleship.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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