Squadron Leader David Shannon

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Accession Number ART27555
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 101.8 x 76.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1963
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Squadron Leader David Shannon, DSO, DFC and Bar. As Flight Lieutenant David Shannon pilot No 617 Squadron RAF participated in the Dambusters Raid on Mohne Dam, Germany, on night of 16-17 May, 1943. Shannon holds his flight log book, which is held in the Memorial's collection. Writing to the Memorial's Director in 1963 William Dargie noted: "I thoroughly enjoyed painting David Shannon. He is a most delightful man and still, despite all his years away from home, a real, a dinkum Aussie. During the sittings, I think we both got a little homesick talking about Australia."