ID number ART23896
Title Checking up on the R.T. of a Kittyhawk Fighter, before take-off
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made North Africa: Western Desert, Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Gambut
Date made March 1942
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement overall: 37 cm x 41.6 cm; framed: 53.5 cm x 58.6 cm x 5 cm


A pilot standing on a wing of a Kittyhawk plane, looking into and checking the cockpit. Dargie noted, "The pilots' life may depend on his R.T. It must be perfect before he leaves the ground, and the member of the ground crew concerned sees to it that it is [underlined] perfect".