ART23493

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ID number ART23493
Title Landing of 62 Works Wing RAAF at Karako, New Guinea
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Medium watercolour and pencil on prepared artists board
Measurement Overall: 28 x 38.8 cm

Description

Troops are pictured unloading equipment of the landing vessels and carrying along gangplanks to the shoreline. Dargie noted of this work, "The Royal Australian Air Force landed at 0730 hours, a few minutes after the first wave of U.S assault troops. All plant and equipment was in readiness and immediately the Landing ships touched shore, unloading was commenced and proceeded at the rate of 1000 tones per hour. Meanwhile, other personnel were moving up with the forward infantry to the airstrip. Squadron Leader Cobby became rather impatient with the speed of the U.S advance, so he and a few other RAAF personnel moved ahead of the Infantry".