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ART26275

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number ART26275
Title A Sunderland crew comes ashore at Pembroke Dock
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Bowen, Stella
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1945
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 76.8 cm x 63.8 cm x 2 cm; framed: 100.7 cm x 88.3 cm x 7.5 cm

Description

Group portrait of the crew of Short Sunderland flying boat, 461 Squadron, RAAF at Pembroke Dock, Wales. Seen as crew come up the steps are: Fredrick (Derry) Syme (pilot), Ronald Warfield (navigator), Ron Tyson (gunner), Eric Genders (gunner) and Charlie Martin (third pilot), 'Spud' Murphy (wireless operator/air gunner), Bob Mead (wireless operator/gunner), Merv Pike (second pilot), Jock Beattie (RAF, first engineer), 'Curly' Rowland (RAF, second engineer) and John Bishop (RAF, wireless operator/gunner) at Pembroke Dock, Wales. The last three were RAF, the others RAAF. Sunderland flying boats, part of tender from which crew is landing.