ID numberART22050
Collection typeArt
Titletop image: German plane wreck with another burning in the distance; bottom image: Servicing kittyhawk at Sidi Hiniesh
Measurementsheet: 50 cm x 37.6 cm; top image: 23 cm x 37.6 cm; bottom image: 27.0 x 37.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNorth Africa: Western Desert, Libya
Date madeMarch 1942
Physical descriptionwatercolour, pen, ink and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionTwo pen, ink and wash sketches on the same piece of paper. In the top image smoke billows from a German plane wreck. In the bottom image, repairs are being conducted on an aircraft and a man stands near a motorbike in the foreground. Dargie notes of this bottom image, "A new plane is sent up to base. In a few hours the ground crew have checked every part of its mechanism and sent it forward to the A.L.G [Advanced Landing Ground] ready for immediate action".