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

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Dutch New Guinea
Accession Number REL30420
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Trench Art
Physical description Nickel-plated brass
Maker Phippen, Charles Allan Broughton
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Dutch New Guinea
Date made c 1944-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Nickel-plated brass trench art model of a P38 Lockheed Lightning aircraft made from shell casing and bullets mounted on an ashtray base, made from a cutdown 105mm shell case. Engraved on the side of the ashtray base is a palm tree on an island together with the words 'Noemfoor Isl/R.A.A.F/1944-5'.

History / Summary

This ashtray was made by 63618 Corporal Charles Allen Broughton Phippen, RAAF, while he was serving on Noemfoor Island, in Dutch New Guinea, in 1944-1945. The nickel plating was carried out post-war.