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026629

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number 026629
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Fisher, Thomas
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay, Gili Gili
Date made September 1942
Physical description Black & white

Description

A Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun position manned by the 2/9th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, on the main fighter runway at Gili Gili airfield. A Kittyhawk fighter can be seen coming in to land. Included in the photograph are left to right VX36335 Jack Quick, gun layer (seated on the left), VX28384 Robert (Bob) Waterman, ammunition supplier and NX22470 B B Boughton or Buck Bearsford (?) and gun layer NX16412 Edward Preece (with binoculars on the far right).