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The Man in the Rear Seat

Rear gunner sits in an airplane looking for enemy aircraft
Description: Painting, Oil; by Georges Schreiber; 1943; Framed Dimensions 36H x 46W
Accession #: 88-159-IY as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The Rear Gunner's spot, as on these SBD Dive Bombers, is a lonely, but vital one. It is the man in the rear sear who fights the rear guard action protecting his pilot while bombs are aimed at the target. His flexible machine guns have scratched scores of enemy fighters on the Pacific tally sheets

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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