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 ...

Collection ID 026629
Collection type Photograph
Title 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 ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Fisher, Thomas
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay, Gili Gili
Date made 01 September 1942
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

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).

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