Douglas A-20G Boston ‘Hilda Shane’ A28-60 (P0027)



22 Squadron RAAF, World War 2

Dutch New Guinea, 1944

No. 22 Squadron was the only Australian combat unit to operate the Boston. It was during the desperate months of 1942, that the unit was first equipped with the Boston. The aircraft had been diverted from a Dutch delivery after the East Indies (Java) had fallen. The aircraft were later supplemented with USAAF ‘discards’ and in mid 1944, they began receiving A-20G Bostons.

A28-60 was the squadron commander’s aircraft (Squadron Leader Colin Woodman) from June 1944 until it was written-off after a Japanese raid on their airfield on Morotai in November 1944. The aircraft was named after his wife, Hilda, and son, Shane.

This artwork was prepared with the help of Mark Harbour and is based on his in-depth research into Boston operations during WW2.

Lithographic Artprint (code P0027)

Suitable for framing, this high-quality A3 size (297x420mm; 11.7×16.5in) print is produced on sturdy 320gsm white card. The artist works closely with the specialist print-house to ensure the highest standard.
The prints are protected in an individual clear plastic sleeve and delivered flat packed.