1st Lieutenant W. F. A Winckel N. E.I

Unit Netherlands East Indies Forces
Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number ART21385
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 42.3 x 36.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Curtis, R Emerson
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

When a Japanese submarine was seen off the N.S.W coast early in 1942, Winckel hunted it down, bombed and sank it - the first enemy submarines to be destroyed by aerial attack in Australian waters. Winckel is of Dutch ancestry and was born in Java. Netherlands East Indies Air Force; 1st Lieutenant W F A Winckel, NEIA.