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The Dunkers

Ground crew prepares for a landing airplane
Description: Painting, Watercolor and Crayon; by Georges Schreiber; 1943; Unframed Dimension 28H x 19W
Accession #: 88-159-IV as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Eyes aloft, three members of a Navy beaching crew pull on their neck-high "boots" preparatory to beaching, the observation-scout spiraling down to a water landing. The rubber suits protect the crew from the chill of icy water in beaching operations before the airplane is towed up the beaching ramp by a tractor. In southern waters, or in warm water, the crew usually discards rubber dunkers for bathing shorts and a sun tan.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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