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Lighter-Than-Air Fleet

A fleet of blimps flying along a coast
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Adolf Dehn; 1943; Unframed Dimensions 21H X 30W
Accession #: 88-159-CE as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Strung out over a coastal inlet, a fleet of Navy blimps steers for home. Known to the Navy as "K Ships"--denoting their class--they are a sturdy breed. The lines trailing from the blimp in the foreground are handling lines, which will be caught by the landing crews to ease the big craft into a soft landing.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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