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 ...
ID number016247
Collection typePhotograph
Object type
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
MakerBrown, Norman
Date madeNovember 1943
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
DescriptionNEW 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.