Flying Officer Hector Harrison, wireless navigator

Accession Number ART26252
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 37.9 x 27.6 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Bowen, Stella
Place made United Kingdom: England, United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Binbrook
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait of Flying Officer Hector Harrison, wireless (radio) operator, Bomber Command, wears C-type flying helmet and oxygen mask. This is a study for the painting 'Bomber Crew'. Before the Second World War, Hector Harrison was a butcher for five years in his hometown of Lismore, New South Wales. He enlisted in the RAAF, aged 20. This portrait was made on the day of the mission undertaken by No. 460 Squadron, RAAF, from which Flying Officer Harrison was not to return.