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"Lieutenant Commander E. Esmonde" by O'Connel, 1943. Gouache on board.

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Lieutenant Commander E. Esmonde

"Lieutenant Commander E. Esmonde" by O'Connel, 1943

Catalogue ref: INF 3/447Links to the Catalogue


Flying an obsolete aircraft into a torrent of enemy fire requires a single-mindedness that few pilots have shown. Although his attack was doomed to failure, Eugene Esmonde still attacked the German battleship in this supreme sacrifice.

 

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