ID number ART22745
Title Air sea rescue, 1943 (Flying Officer John Shelton, warrant officer Fred Ring, Flying Officer A Filear, Sergeant S.J. Bell, Lega and US Pilot Lieutenant George Wicks)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made January 1944
Medium charcoal and crayon with sanguine conte crayon on paper
Measurement Overall: 54.6 x 67.6 cm

Description

Bootless Bay; air-sea rescue, launch; 45 Operational Base Unit, Air-Sea Rescue Unit; l-r: Flying A J Filear, Commanding RAAF Flying Boat Base and Marine Section, Sergeant G J Bell, coxswain of crash boat, Warrant Frederick Ring, Lieutenant George Wicks, USAF, Flight Lieutenant John Grantley Shelton, Medical, Lega, native crew boy, and the unidentified body of a deceased USAF airman; survival equipment - rubber raft, Mae West life jacket