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To the Attack!

Deck crew is launching a plane off of a carrier
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by Lawrence Beall-Smith; 1943; Framed Dimensions 30H X 40W
Accession #: 88-159-JR as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The glinting flash of the checkered flag, in the hand of the Flight Deck Officer...the thundering roar of smoothly harnessed horsepower...and a Grumman fighter races down the aircraft carrier's flight deck to take off into the wind. Even as it rolls forward, plane directors wave another into the take-off spot to follow in a matter of seconds. The torpedo and dive bombers will swing away in turn as the fighters rendezvous aloft to form a protective air umbrella.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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