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ID number ART23346
Title Spitfire of the 'Grey Nurse' squadron, Labuan
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald (Artist)
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 24 July 1945
Medium pen and ink, brush and coloured wash and pencil on paper
Measurement sheet: 31.4 x 40.8 cm [irregular]; image: 31.4 x 40.8 cm [irregular]


Air crew of the No 457 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force at work on a Supermarine Spitfire VIII. Nicknamed the 'Grey Nurse' Squadron, the nose of this Spitfire has been painted as the face of a shark, with menacing eyes and a gaping jaws lined with huge sharp teeth.