The end of a 109

Place Africa: North Africa, Libya, Cyrenaica, Gazala
Accession Number ART21010
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 40.5 x 45.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Norton, Frank
Place made North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Gazala
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The crashed enemy Messerschmitt 109 Fighter was found in the wadi at Gazala and subsequently used by one of No.3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force pilots as a target for practice at ground strafing. Some petrol was placed in the cockpit - incendiary bullets did the rest, Gazala, Libya.