Spitfire of the 'Grey Nurse' squadron, Labuan
ID numberART23346
Collection typeArt
TitleSpitfire of the 'Grey Nurse' squadron, Labuan
Measurementsheet: 31.4 x 40.8 cm [irregular]; image: 31.4 x 40.8 cm [irregular]
Object typeDrawing
MakerFriend, Donald
Place made
  • Malaysia: Labuan
  • Malaysia: Labuan
Date made24 July 1945
Physical descriptionpen and ink, brush and coloured wash and pencil on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionAir 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.