|Measurement||Overall: 101.8 x 76.8 cm|
|Physical description||oil on canvas|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Squadron Leader David Shannon
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."