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Guy Gibson V.C. (DSO, DFC)

Acc.no: PEZPH : 1989.41


IDENFIFICATION

Full Name: oil painting

Brief Description: Guy Gibson was born in Simla, and moved to Penzance with his mother and siblings at the age of 6, when he attended the West Cornwall School, then in Chapel Street. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1936 and by the outbreak of the Second World War had become a bomber with 83 Squadron. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1940 on Bomber Command's first raid of the war and transferred to Fighter Command. At the age of 23, he was promoted to the rank of wing commander, being posted back to Bomber Command. In May 1943, Gibson was selected to carry out the highly dangerous Dambusters Raid, using the Barnes Wallis 'bouncing bomb'. For his role in this mission, Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross. He died the following year


PRODUCTION

Person: Hoyton, Edward Bouverie

Date: 1900=1988

Production Date: undated

Height: 610mm

Width: 509mm

Medium: oil

Support: canvas


Category: Fine Art

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