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ID number ART22743
Title Extraordinary incident
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1943
Medium gouache on paper
Measurement Overall: 47.3 x 39.6 cm (sight)


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.