Halifax crew, Driffield (J Venning, C J Challis, J McCarthy, J Nicholas, G Robinson, J Good and H O Stenborg)

Accession Number ART26268
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 86.2 cm x 71.8 cm x 2.3 cm; Framed: 110.7 cm x 95.8 cm x 8.3 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Bowen, Stella
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The crew members of a Halifax stationed at Driffield; left to right top to bottom: Jack Venning DFC, rear gunner, Flying Officer Colin J Challis DFC, mid upper gunner, Flying Officer Jack McCarthy DFC, wireless (radio) operator, Flight Lieutenant J Nicholas (or Nicholson), flight engineer, Flying Officer George Robinson DFC, bomb aimer, Squadron Leader John Good DFC and Bar, pilot, and Flying Officer Harold Olaf Stenborg. The men are dressed in their flying uniforms and are pictured with an eagle hovering above their heads in the background. Bowen also shows the hands of each of the crew members carrying out their individual characteristic activities.