Wounded Gunner Home From Lae: Expressions - Commemoration through Art
An online educational resource which aims to develop students' understanding of wartime artworks. This activity features Wounded Gunner Home from Lae, painted in 1943 by Roy Hodgkinson, an Australian artist. The artwork depicts the moment when Perth pilot Flying Officer Harry Rowell and other RAAF airmen helped Victorian wireless operator Flight Sergeant David Duncan down from the gunner's cockpit of a Douglas Boston aircraft after an air attack on 24 May 1943. Use the background context and inquiry questions to encourage student research and learning.
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