Flying Officer Ronald Neal, mid-upper gunner

Accession Number ART26254
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 37.9 x 27.6 cm
Object type Drawing
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
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Portrait of Flying Officer Ronald Neal, mid-upper gunner, Bomber Command, wears a C-type flying helmet and oxygen mask. This is a study for the painting 'Bomber crew'. Ronald Neal worked as an engine driver before enlisting on 27 April 1941. At the age of nearly 31, he was one of the oldest crew members from No. 460 Squadron to be sketched by the artist for her iconic painting, 'Bomber crew'.