Trench art aircraft ashtray : Corporal C A B Phippen, RAAF

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Dutch New Guinea
Accession Number REL30418
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Trench Art
Physical description Nickel-plated brass; Plastic
Maker Phippen, Charles Allan Broughton
Place made Pacific Islands
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Trench art model of a Martin B26 Marauder aircraft with ashtray base made from bullets and a cutdown 105mm shell casing . Engraved on side of the ashtray is 'Dutch New Guinea R.A.A.F. 1944'.

History / Summary

This ashtray was made by 63618 Corporal Charles Allen Broughton Phippen, RAAF, while he was serving on in Dutch New Guinea, 1944. The nickel plating was carried out post-war.