016247

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ID number 016247
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
Photographer Brown, Norman
Date made November 1943
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Portrait

Description

NEW GUINEA. 3 DECEMBER 1945. FALL OF JAPANESE HELD SATTELBERG. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS STORMED THE STEEP HEIGHTS TO WREST THE VILLAGE OF SATTELBERG FROM THE JAPANESE. SGT. T.C. DERRICK D.C.M. OF ADELAIDE, S.A., LED A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN UNIT, FIRST TO ENTER SATTELBERG. SGT. DERRICK, AFTER THE DECISION TO WITHDRAW, SECURED PERMISSION TO LAUNCH A FINAL ATTACK IN FAILING LIGHT UP A STEEP SLOPE. HIS UNIT MET TERRIFIC RESISTANCE BUT CLEANED OUT SIX JAPANESE POSITIONS. AN ARTILLERY BARRAGE COVERED THE POSITION DERRICK'S MEN HAD WON.