ART21716

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ID number ART21716
Title The incident for which Flight Lieutenant W. Newton was awarded the V.C.
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1943
Medium crayon and wash heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 52.8 x 68.2 cm

Description

Picture shows the attack on the Isthmus and foreshore. The aircraft in foreground is strafing down the Isthmus, setting fire to the damaged stores buildings. After dropping their bombs on the south shore of the harbour, smoke was rising up. The illustration depicts the intrepid low-level attacks which have been an outstanding feature of Boston operations, New Guinea.