B24s on concrete strip

Place Asia: India
Accession Number ART23908
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 32.2 x 46.2 cm; frame: 46.8 x 61 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made India
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

These planes of No. 159 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, with which many Australians are serving, are awaiting instructions to taxi up to the take-off strip. They are already bombed up, and the crews have been briefed for the attack on Great Cocos Island. Such is the weight of one of these aircraft fully loaded, that the wheels would sink into any foundation less solid than concrete, Digri, India.

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