A Sunderland Crew Comes Ashore at Pembroke Dock

Place Europe: United Kingdom, Wales
Accession Number ART26275
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 100.7 cm x 88.3 cm x 7.5 cm; Unframed: 76.8 cm x 63.8 cm x 2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Bowen, Stella
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of the crew of Short Sunderland flying boat, 461 Squadron, RAAF at Pembroke Dock, Wales. Seen as crew come up the steps are: Fredrick (Derry) Syme (pilot), Ronald Warfield (navigator), Ron Tyson (gunner), Eric Genders (gunner) and Charlie Martin (third pilot), 'Spud' Murphy (wireless operator/air gunner), Bob Mead (wireless operator/gunner), Merv Pike (second pilot), Jock Beattie (RAF, first engineer), 'Curly' Rowland (RAF, second engineer) and John Bishop (RAF, wireless operator/gunner). The last three were RAF, the others RAAF. Sunderland flying boats, part of tender from which crew is landing.