Various Military Art

Tribute to Robert "Bobby" Gibbes DSO DFC & Bar

Title: Tribute to Robert "Bobby" Gibbes DSO DFC & Bar
Media: Pencil
Location of Original: Private Collection
Prints: Open.  Original Cost of Print: $60
Signatory on Print: Robert 'Bobby' Gibbes DSO DFC & Bar, plus the artist.
Highest ‘Known’ Resale of Print: Unknown.
Description: Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes was one of Australia's air aces in WWII with ten kills plus two shared, five probables and sixteen damaged as well as other strafed on the ground. He served in the Western Desert with 3 Squadron in which he became company commander. He was twice shot down. He later commanded 80 Wing RAAF in the South West Pacific. The Aircraft depicted are a P-40 Kittyhawk and a Spitfire Mk. VIII with the nose art designed by Gibbes' mother. He went on to fly many more years in New Guinea.
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I would like to recognize the people who have contributed to the creation of this artwork. The production of which is a collaboration of many minds and various talents - I am simply the monkey at the end of the brush.

Thanks to Bobby Gibbes and Brett Williams.

These people's generosity of time contributed greatly to the print sales going to various SAS charities.
Your support helps me stay employed painting artworks - thank you.
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