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Man of the Hour

Portrait of naval cadet
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; Framed Dimensions 18H X 14W
Accession #: 88-159-FV as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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His first solo flight! Elated, discoverer of the fact that he is master of his destiny, newborn of the elements--the artist has caught the spirit of the naval aviation cadet after his first flight alone in a primary trainer. He and his shipmates are keeping alive the proud tradition of the naval service. Tomorrow, whenever it may come--he will respond to the call for combat in the full discipline and training of his cadet days, an alert and capable naval flying officer. He's a pretty fine fellow, the Navy thinks.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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