Wing Commander (Dizzy) Crawford
ID numberART24313
Collection typeArt
TitleWing Commander (Dizzy) Crawford
MeasurementOverall: 27.4 x 38.3 cm edge folded in places
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeBurma
Date made1945
Physical descriptioncharcoal on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThis sketch of Wing Commander Crawford, a Canadian and Commanding Officer of 194 Transport Squadron, Royal Air Force, was made shortly before he was killed when his aircraft crashed into a hill on Ramree Island in a blinding storm in June 1945. Two Australian air crew were also killed in the incident, along with one British member of the RAF. Crawford is seen in his tub of well water outside his tent, bathing as he shaves, his shaving mirror balanced on his bent knee.