ID numberART22416
Collection typeArt
TitleJackson strip on the old Seven Mile
Measurementoverall: 39.8 x 46 cm; frame: 56.2 x 62.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made1944
Physical descriptionoil on canvas on board
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionShowing the hazardous country surrounding this airstrip. One plane is on the airstrip whilst four others are airborne in the distance. It is named after the late Squadron Leader John Jackson, famous Commanding Officer of the notorious 75 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, of which Squadron-Leader Truscott and Turnbull were members. The Royal Australian Air Force originally built the strip and operated Hudsons from it, Port Moresby, New Guinea.