Radar ops

Place Asia: Malaysia, Labuan
Accession Number ART26779
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 46.3 cm x 58.7 cm x 6 cm; Unframed: 30.5 cm x 43.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Freedman, Harold
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
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

Depicts two unidentified radar operators, Fighter Control Unit, using a Light Weight Air Warning (LW/AW) radar. During the Second World War Freedman enlisted in the RAAF and was appointed as a war artist attached to the RAAF Historical War Records Section and he worked here from 1944 to 1945, in Borneo, Noemfoor and around Australia.