Portrait - ID

Discussion in 'General' started by Ron Goldstein, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    A military website in Israel is asking if anyone can identify this chap ?

    Sorry, that's the only info I have at the moment

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  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    At a guess I`d say he was a flight Sgt ? Aircrew?

    Sorry nothing else

  3. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Very like the style used for portraits by Paul Nash the war artist - it also looks like Nash himself
  4. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

  5. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    The artist according to this Facebook page (scroll down) is Ludwig Schwerin whose name is signed on the portrait.

    Google Translation:

    A pilot in the British RAF, 1943
    Portrait by Ludwig Schwerin

    (July 10, 1897 Buchen, Germany - July 21, 1983)
    Ramat Gan, Israel)

    The painter Ludwig Schwerin immigrated from Germany following "Kristallnacht".
    He later settled in Ramat Gan and is a darling of Ramat Gan (1982).
    In this portrait of World War II, a young pilot in the British Royal Air Force stars with the rank of pilot.
    Beyond that, we know nothing about the work or about it
    The identity of the cartoonist.
    The portrait is kept in the country by an Israeli collector
    And any information about it is welcome

    Regards ...
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thanks to all for your help in this identification.

  7. mgvc

    mgvc Junior Member

    I have a cousin in Israel who asks if anyone can help in identifying a serviceman from a portrait of him painted by Ludwig Shwerin during WW2. This is for a project to commemorate airmen serving in Israel in the 1940s. Can anyone please advise how to identify this man? He was said to have served in the Air Force, but the uniform in the portrait is khaki rather than blue - but shows his wing....
  8. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Merged threads.
  10. mgvc

    mgvc Junior Member

    Thank you - good to get the connection - my dear Uncle Ron Goldstein is faster on the draw than me!
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  11. mgvc

    mgvc Junior Member

    Sorry, Ron, to have followed up behind you!
    I posted the question on some RAF/Bomber Command Facebook pages and had replies:
    • There was not much Bomber Command activity in that area at that time, so likely to have been in Fighter Command.
    • The khaki uniform suggest he could have been in the South African Air Force or Second Tactical Air Force (2TAF).
    2TAF was not formed until 1 June 1943. I have not ben able to find out if any part of it was posted to what was then Palestine. I will try to do some more digging.....!

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