Flying Officer Hector Harrison, wireless navigator

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Accession Number ART26252
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 37.9 x 27.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Location Anzac Hall: Main Hall: George
Maker Bowen, Stella
Place made United Kingdom: England, United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Binbrook
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Portrait of Flying Officer Hector Harrison, wireless (radio) operator, Bomber Command, wears C-type flying helmet and oxygen mask. This is a study for the painting'Bomber crew'. Before the Second World War, Hector Harrison was a butcher for five years in his hometown of Lismore, New South Wales. He enlisted in the RAAF, aged 20. This portrait was made on the day of the mission undertaken by No. 460 Squadron, RAAF, from which Flying Officer Harrison was not to return.