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Training in Homicide

Training at firing range for rear seat gunner of an airplane
Description: Painting, Watercolor; by Georges Schreiber; 1943; Unframed Dimensions 22H X 30W
Accession #: 88-159-JC as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The rear seat gunner of a Navy dive bomber or torpedo plane carries a heavy burden. His task is to ward off enemy fighters, usually faster and trickier than his heavier bomber. That's why training in Navy flexible gunnery gets so much emphasis. Here a naval petty officer puts a group of gunner candidates through closely directed firing drill. The man at the gun is still a bit awkward--but he'll learn.

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