Japanese air raids on Townsville caused little damage and few casualties. However, the danger of ...

Unit Transport ships
Accession Number 150165
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Date made 6 August 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Japanese air raids on Townsville caused little damage and few casualties. However, the danger of unexploded bombs was ever present, particularly to Allied shipping using the harbour. The 2nd and 3rd sections of a Bomb Disposal Company searches the shallows in Townsville Harbour for evidence of bombs. The squad is lead by QX42377 Lieutenant William George Solomon Huxley of Wooloowin, Qld; Sapper Mens of Brisbane, Qld, (believed to be either QX29106 Sapper Frederick Richard Mens of 18 Field Company or his brother QX22521 Sapper Harold Francis Mens of 18 Field Company); Corporal Smith of Brisbane, Qld; and QX29768 Sapper Frederick Van Doorn of Ingham, Qld.