Wing Commander John Lerew

Accession Number ART21536
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 28 x 24.2 cm (irregular)
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink and wash on paper
Maker Adams, Dennis
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Laverton
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Wing Commander John Margrave Lerew, DFC, RAAF, was well known as the Commanding Officer at Rabaul at the time of the Japanese advance and invasion of that base. This sketch was made in December 1943 when, as the Commanding Officer of No.1 Aircraft Depot, Laverton, Victoria, he flew a Beaufort up to Tocumwal.