|Measurement||Overall: 53.4 x 75.8 cm (sheet); 46.3 x 74.6 cm (image)|
|Object type||Work on paper|
|Physical description||monochrome watercolour with brush and ink heightened with white on paper|
Turner, Charles R.
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||c. 1943-1947|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
The incident for which Flight Sergeant Middleton was awarded the Victoria Cross
This work shows the incident for which Flight Sergeant Middleton was awarded the Victoria Cross. A Liberator ploughs into the ocean, as two parachutes float in the background. Middleton was awarded the VC for flying for 4 hours from Italy to England after being severely wounded. The two parachutists are the front gunner and flight engineer of the aircraft. Neither of them survived the night in the English Channel after bailing out of the aircraft.