Crew bail out!

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART25693
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 116 cm x 101 cm x 7.5 cm; Unframed: 92 cm x 76.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Adams, Dennis
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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."