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ID number ART25693
Title Crew bail out!
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Adams, Dennis (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1946
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement unframed: 92 x 76.2 cm; framed: 116 x 101 x 7.5 cm


A chaotic scene inside a burning bomber captures crew members as they attempt escape. In this work Adams draws on his own experience of a crash landing: "The aircraft rolled completely over as it crashed and ground its way to a standstill. In doing so the tail turrets and vast wings and motors were torn off and took fire."