Recreation in the forward hold of USS Jefferson Davis
ID numberART22412
Collection typeArt
TitleRecreation in the forward hold of USS Jefferson Davis
Measurementunframed: 40.7 x 45.9 cm
Object typePainting
MakerHodgkinson, Frank
Place madeAt sea
Date made1945
Physical descriptionoil on plywood
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
Description7th Australian Division troops aboard USS Jefferson Davis, en route from the Australian journey to Balikpapan for the amphibious assault landing operation Oboe 2'. Troops were crammed onto all manner of ships making their own amusement to pass away the monotony of the two or three weeks at sea in uncomfortable conditions. In this picture troops can be seen playing cards in the for'ard hold of this Liberty ship.