Extraordinary incident

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number ART22743
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 47.3 x 39.6 cm (sight)
Object type Drawing
Physical description gouache on paper
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Depicts a Japanese Zero being shot down by an Australian Wirraway, Pilot Officer J. S. Archer of No. 4 Army Co-Operational Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. The Wirraway was on a reconnaissance flight in the Sanananda area when the pilot sighted the Zero. The Zero was apparently unaware of the presence of the Australian plane, New Guinea.