Beaufighter pilot

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART26985
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 91.6 cm x 60.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on hardboard
Maker Freedman, Harold
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made March 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: External copyright


Depicts Captain Robert McIntosh Wemyss (MID), No. 30 Squadron, flying a Beaufighter. 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 there from 1944 to 1945, in Borneo, Noemfoor and around Australia.