Dornier Flying Boat

Accession Number ART21468
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 24.7 cm x 15.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Adams, Dennis
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A number of these Dornier DO 24 aircraft were flown to Australia by their Dutch naval pilots from the Netherland East Indies after the Japanese invasion of Java and Sumatra. Those which survived the first disastrous raid on Broome shortly after their arrival with refugees, were flown to Rathmines and later handed over to the Royal Australian Air Force. They are German built aircraft of a well known design (DO 24) but in this case are powered with American motors.