"Essex Boys"

Here we have a flight of three Hurricanes climbing hard into the Summer sky of 1940. The lead plane is painted in the markings of Flying Officer Richard Lee of No 85 Squadron who was based at Debden, in Essex.

Sadly, F/O Lee was killed while he was on patrol on the 18th of August 1940. He was lost in his Hurricane MkI  while chasing three Bf 109's off the coast, at 17:50hrs. He was aged 23.

Picture details

dimensions (approx) 50cm wide x 40cm high
medium Acrylic on stretched canvas.

date completed