Crashed plane, Tobruk
ID numberART22201
Collection typeArt
TitleCrashed plane, Tobruk
Measurementframed: 76.4 x 96.3 cm; unframed: 55.8 x 76 cm
Object typePainting
MakerHele, Ivor
Place madeNorth Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Date made1941
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts the wreckage resulting from a crash of a Bristol Blenheim aircraft, flown by the Royal Air Force during the North Africa campaign, into a building at Tobruk, Libya. Aircraft and building are almost indistinguishable; piles of brick and roofing blur with mangled metal.