Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Grooming a War Dog

A WAVE ground crew works on a plane
Description: Painting, Gouache; by Howard Baer; 1943; Unframed Dimensions 20H X 30W
Accession #: 88-159-AC as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Beneath the heavy, vicious nose of a Navy Corsair fighter, WAVE mechanics bear a hand in engine maintenance as they drain the oil preparatory to filling it with new oil.  Not pretty work; not clean.  But mighty important to hard-pressed machinist's mates in keeping the Navy's first line fighter ready for instant action.

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