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Get Tough!

Cadets in the stands are instructed in conditioning
Description: Painting, Oil; by Don Freeman; C. 1943; Framed Dimensions 37H X 43W
Accession #: 88-159-EG as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The Navy's aviation pre-flight schools put a premium on physical well-being and adopt a program of athletics, calisthenics, and games. The purpose is not to emphasize physical condition as a muscle proposition, but to develop pilots able to take in stride the physical drains of combat. The first things a cadet learns at pre-flight school is his part in this program. During his stay, he is instructed by the finest coaches, may of them nationally known figures.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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