ID number ART22416
Title Jackson strip on the old Seven Mile
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made 1944
Medium oil on canvas on board
Measurement overall: 39.8 x 46 cm; frame: 56.2 x 62.4 cm

Description

Showing 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.