Flying Officer Wynton Thorpe

Accession Number ART23535
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 45.6 x 37.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas board
Maker Colahan, Colin
Place made United Kingdom: England, Devon, Plymouth, Mount Batten
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Flying Officer Wynton Powell Thorpe, depicted here aged 22 served with the Royal Australian Air Force, Coastal Command, No 10 Squadron, he was the RAAF Liaison with United States 8th Air Force. On 13 November 1942, Thorpe suffered lacerations to his right leg and foot during air operations which required his hospitalisation at the Royal Naval Hospital in Plymouth which led to his repatriation to Australia.