Landing of 62 Works Wing RAAF at Karako, New Guinea
ID numberART23493
Collection typeArt
TitleLanding of 62 Works Wing RAAF at Karako, New Guinea
MeasurementOverall: 28 x 38.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea
Date made1944
Physical descriptionwatercolour and pencil on prepared artists board
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionTroops 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".