Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; 43H X 51W
88-159-ET as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
There are no severer critics of squadron performance than men who constitute Navy ground crews. When performance is high, it is the ground crew which exudes self-satisfaction. This trio of navy machinist's mates put on expressions of pleased smugness as they critically observe fighter squadrons wheel aloft in formation. Their job is done; every engine purrs like a cat.