071213

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ID number 071213
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

FINSCHHAFEN AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-17. ONE OF MANY BATTLE SIGNS IN THE FINSCHHAFEN AREA, THIS SIGN AT THE APPROACH TO SATTELBERG IS 200 YARDS ABOVE THE POINT WHERE "B" COMPANY, 2/48TH INFANTRY BATTALION, FOLLOWED BY "D" COMPANY, LED BY SX7964 SERGEANT T.C. DERRICK, DCM REMOVED ENEMY OPPOSITION. SERGEANT DERRICK WAS LATER AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR BRAVERY IN OPERATIONS IN SATTELBERG.