Pilot Officer Rawdon Middleton

Accession Number ART26989
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 70.4 x 55.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on hardboard
Maker Freedman, Harold
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: External copyright


Portrait of Flight Sergeant Rawdon Hume Middleton VC, RAAF wearing B-type flying helmet, oxygen mask and Ervin jacket. He was promoted to Pilot Officer posthumously. 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.