The incident for which Flight Lieutenant W. Newton was awarded the V.C.
ID numberART21716
Collection typeArt
TitleThe incident for which Flight Lieutenant W. Newton was awarded the V.C.
MeasurementOverall: 52.8 x 68.2 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeNew Guinea
Date made1943
Physical descriptioncrayon and wash heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPicture 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.