ID number ART23908
Title B24s on concrete strip
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made India
Date made 1944
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 32.2 x 46.2 cm; frame: 46.8 x 61 cm


These planes of No. 159 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, with which many Australians are serving, are awaiting instructions to taxi up to the take-off strip. They are already bombed up, and the crews have been briefed for the attack on Great Cocos Island. Such is the weight of one of these aircraft fully loaded, that the wheels would sink into any foundation less solid than concrete, Digri, India.