ID numberART22089
Collection typeArt
TitleView in Catalina flying boat base, Port Moresby
MeasurementOverall: 38.1 x 55.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made1944
Physical descriptionwatercolour on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionWatercolour sketch of activities at the Catalina flying boat base in Port Moresby. Two men stand on the jetty undertaking some repairs, while other aircraft are already up in the sky. Dargie noted, "Both Australian and U.S. Catalina squadrons are based on Port Moresby. At this station the aircraft are serviced and repaired. An RAAF Marine Section is also attached to the base. In the frame in the foreground can be seen the yellow buoys to which the Catalinas are moored in the water".