ID numberART22075
Collection typeArt
TitleScene of one of the first Japanese landings, Milne Bay, with beached invasion barges
MeasurementOverall: 27.9 x 38.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date madeOctober 1942
Physical descriptionwatercolour on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionScene of two partially destroyed Japanese landing barges listing in the water, with trees and a low mountain range in the background. Dargie noted, "These barges were strafed by Australian Kittyhawks and bombed by American B17's were a desolate sight as they rusted by the shattered strip of coconut palms where the Japanese had established one of their main supply dumps".