ART21712

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ID number ART21712
Title Target sighted - Boston pilot (Flight Lieutenant C Sladen)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1943
Medium charcoal with coloured crayons and wash on paper
Measurement overall: 43 x 45.4 cm

Description

Portrait depicting Flight Lieutenant Claude Robert Sladen 1765 (later Squadron Leader, DFC), 22 Squadron RAAF, at the controls of a Boston aircraft, with bomb release and gun firing switch depicted. He wears headphones for communicating with two wireless air gunners in the rear of the aircraft.