ID numberART25693
Collection typeArt
TitleCrew bail out!
Measurementunframed: 92 x 76.2 cm; framed: 116 x 101 x 7.5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerAdams, Dennis
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1946
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA 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."