Extraordinary incident
ID numberART22743
Collection typeArt
TitleExtraordinary incident
MeasurementOverall: 47.3 x 39.6 cm (sight)
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeNew Guinea
Date made1943
Physical descriptiongouache on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.