Pilot Officer James Clark

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number ART90949
Collection type Art
Measurement Unframed: 65 x 48 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pastel on brown paper
Maker Kennington, Eric Henri
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of James Clark DFC AFC MID, service no. 402439. As Squadron Leader with 460 Squadron RAAF Clark was leading a force of eighteen Lancasters despatched by the Squadron on a mission to Essen. The total number of aircraft engaged on the mission was 550. Clark’s aircraft, PB 542, was shot down on 12 December 1944 at 19.40 hrs at Bergerhausen near Essen by flak and burst into flames on impact. He is buried in the Reichswald Forest war Cemetery near the town of Cleve.