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Loss of Halifax D 170 50 x 76 cm (20” x 30“) painted for the sole survivor.

The doomed Halifax started its final dive, only John Loban got out alive.

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Eleven Eleven

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day …

Lest we forget …
Plymouth Sound May 1942
I feel very privileged to have know many veterans and painted for some of them.
Hence this paintings tribute to all who served so we ca be free.
Especially to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who were crippled.
Eye witness, Convoy PQ19 attacked by JU 88’s

My Father and all my uncles served.

We were lucky, they all came home although two were in dreadful health having been prisoners of the Germans and Japanese respectively and a third, marked as dead.

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A very unexpected message Re: Halifax DK170 Hello mr Frickers, Today, exactly 77 years after it crashed, we found the crash site of Halifax DK170 of wich you made such a nice painting!! Can we get in touch!! The #painting, 50 x 66 cm (20″ x 30″),was commissioned by the late Mr.John Loban, formerly Flight … Read more