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
ID number071213
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionFINSCHHAFEN 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.