|Measurement||Framed: 100 cm x 84.7 cm x 7.3 cm; Unframed: 76 cm x 61.6 cm x 2.2 cm|
|Physical description||oil on canvas|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Depicting an attack on a German "M" class minesweeper off the south coast on Norway by Australian rocket projectile Beaufighters based in Norfolk, England. They co-operated on many shipping strikes with a New Zealand Beaufighter Torpedo Squadron (489 Squadron RNZAF). In those attacks the Australian aircraft came in and fired both rocket projectiles and 20mm cannons. The ship, "saturated" by this fire would then be attacked by the torpedo Beaufighters. This painting shows the rocky barren coast of Norway and the enemy ships almost smothered by spray from rocket projectiles and cannon shells. A Beaufighter aircraft fitted with rocket projectors and 20 mm cannons is attacking a German "M" class minesweeper.