ID number ART22050
Title top image: German plane wreck with another burning in the distance; bottom image: Servicing kittyhawk at Sidi Hiniesh
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made North Africa: Western Desert, Libya
Date made March 1942
Medium watercolour, pen, ink and wash on paper
Measurement sheet: 50 cm x 37.6 cm; top image: 23 cm x 37.6 cm; bottom image: 27.0 x 37.6 cm

Description

Two 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".