|Photographer||Anderson, Alan Frederick|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Place made||Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville|
|Date made||6 August 1942|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Japanese air raids on Townsville caused little damage and few casualties. However, the danger of unexploded bombs was ever present, particularly to Allied shipping using the harbour. The 2nd and 3rd sections of a Bomb Disposal Company searches the shallows in Townsville Harbour for evidence of bombs. The squad is lead by QX42377 Lieutenant William George Solomon Huxley of Wooloowin, Qld; Sapper Mens of Brisbane, Qld, (believed to be either QX29106 Sapper Frederick Richard Mens of 18 Field Company or his brother QX22521 Sapper Harold Francis Mens of 18 Field Company); Corporal Smith of Brisbane, Qld; and QX29768 Sapper Frederick Van Doorn of Ingham, Qld.