Squadron Leader Jack Davenport

Place Europe: Norway
Accession Number ART27644
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 79 x 60.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on board
Maker Freedman, Harold
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Portrait of Wing Commander Jack Napier Davenport, DSO, DFC and Bar, GM, Commanding Officer, 455 Squadron RAAF, wearing C-type flying helmet, oxygen mask and Irvin jacket. During the Second World War Freedman enlisted in the RAAF and was appointed as a war artist attached to the RAAF Historical War Records Section and he worked here from 1944 to 1945, in Borneo, Noemfoor and around Australia.