A catapult crewmen raises a green flag to launch a Naval Aircraft Factory OS2N-1 Kingfisher (Bureau # 01491 or 01401) from USS Missouri (BB-63) during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
Later, the crew recovers and hoist the Kingfisher back onboard.
The OS2N was a Naval Aircraft Factory built version of the Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher with a 450 hp (336 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-2 engine.
Note Mk.51 director and its associated 40mm quad gun mount on the left.
The pilot unstraps his flight log from his leg, after returning from a flight.
NHHC: 80-G-K-4597, 80-G-K-4596, 80-G-K-4594, 80-G-K-4592, 80-G-K-4561, 80-G-K-4562
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Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943-1944
Painting with details.
Frederick W. Kent, Art students at work beneath Mural in the painting studio at the University of Iowa, early 1950s.
Bernard Schardt, Jackson Pollock beside the canvas for Mural, 1943
Herbert Matter, Jackson Pollock with Mural in the studios of Vogue magazine in 1947.
Images courtesy of the Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa and Estate of Herbert Matter. Special Collections and University Archives Department, Stanford University Libraries
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