Timber Terrors - by Dale MacMullin
“Timber Terrors”- is a work giving homage to the many Commonwealth DH Mosquito Bomber / Pathfinder Crews who lost their lives during the Second World War. Two of the first RAF units to use the DH Mosquito were 105 and 109 Squadrons RAF.
The painting depicts the Commonwealth crew of Canadian Pilot Fl/Sgt. Joseph Edmond Cloutier and British Navigator/ Observer Sgt. Albert Cecil Foxley who served together in 105 Squadron. On December 22 1942, flying Mosquito B Mk.IV (DZ360) GB-A, they were participants in a multi-plane operation to Zeeland, Flanders, Netherlands.
Their specific mission was to target the Scheldt Bridge and Termonde Engine Sheds. On the way to their destination, they encounter light flak near Dunkirk and then again at Sluiskil. Instead of returning home, they press on, but unfortunately, the aircraft was too badly damaged and crashed just outside the town of Axel, taking both of their lives.
24 x 36 inches, 2019, Egg Tempera
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