Halifax heavy bomber, Lost

Halifax Heavy Bomber shot down on its first operation, painting commissioned by the only survivor.

Handley Page Halifax DK 170
Halifax DK 170 painted for the sole survivor

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Aviation  50 x 76 cm (20″ x 30″)

Halifax heavy bomber aircraft was lost on it’s first mission being shot down by a German night fighter that had been radar directed to the interception point.

Painting commissioned by the late Mr. John Lobban eye witness, formerly Flight Sergeant and navigator of this aircraft.

He was the only survivor of the seven man crew who had trained together for 2 years in Canada.

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