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127981

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

ID number 127981
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white;
  • Landscape;
Photographer Parer, Damien Peter
Places made
  • New Guinea;
  • New Guinea: Mubo Salamaua Area, Orodubi, Timbered Knoll;
Date made 29 July 1943
Physical description
  • Black & white;
  • Landscape;

Description

TIMBERED KNOLL, NORTH OF ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA, 1943-07-29. PRIVATE W.H. DAWSON, VX50665, 2/3RD INDEPENDENT COMPANY, IN THE PROCESS OF ATTACKING JAPANESE PILLBOXES WHICH WERE HOLDING UP THE AUSTRALIAN ADVANCE. USING GRENADES AND HIS THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN, DAWSON INFLICTED SUCH HEAVY CASUALTIES THAT THE JAPANESE BEGAN TO WITHDRAW. PRIVATE DAWSON WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL FOR HIS BRAVERY. (FILM STILL)