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On the Mark

Navy gunnery candidate practices firing a gun
Description: Drawing, Charcoal; by Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; Framed Dimensions 17H X24W
Accession #: 88-159-FF as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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In a few months he will be sighting at the Japanese rising sun as his bull's-eye. For the present, however, this Navy Gunnery candidate, chin braced on hand, lets loose with a few bursts on the gunnery range under the critical eye of an instructor. The rear seat gunner has written a distinguished chapter for himself in the story of naval aviation during this war.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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