ID number ART22075
Title Scene of one of the first Japanese landings, Milne Bay, with beached invasion barges
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date made October 1942
Medium watercolour on paper
Measurement Overall: 27.9 x 38.1 cm

Description

Scene 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".