TARAKAN ISLAND. 1945-06-28. TARAKAN AIRSTRIP WAS REPAIRED AGAINST ALMOST HOPELESS ODDS BY MEMBERS ...

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Place Asia: Borneo, Tarakan, Tarakan Airstrip
Accession Number 110297
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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TARAKAN ISLAND. 1945-06-28. TARAKAN AIRSTRIP WAS REPAIRED AGAINST ALMOST HOPELESS ODDS BY MEMBERS OF 1 AND 8 AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQUADRONS, RAAF AND AIF UNITS. IT WAS OPENED TO FIGHTER AIRCRAFT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 28 JUNE. ONE KITTYHAWK OF 75 SQUADRON RAAF, WHICH DEVELOPED FAULTY LANDING GEAR, LANDED ON ITS NOSE. SHOWN, SPECTATORS WHO HAD COME FROM ALL PARTS OF THE ISLAND TO SEE THE FIGHTERS ARRIVE, AND MEMBERS OF 11 REPAIR AND SALVAGE UNIT, RAAF, HURRYING TO CLEAR THE WRECK FROM THE AIRSTRIP.