15 RSU (RAAF) repairing crashed Stinson hospital plane in jungle clearing near mouth of Auro River
|Title||15 RSU (RAAF) repairing crashed Stinson hospital plane in jungle clearing near mouth of Auro River|
|Maker||Dargie, William (Artist)|
|Place made||New Guinea|
|Date made||December 1942|
|Medium||watercolour on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 38.1 x 55.8 cm|
This work was created when Dargie spent 16 days in December 1942 with the 15 Repair and Salvage Unit (RSU), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The natives are from a near-by village are inefficient helpers. Their honesty was also questionable in this case, as, overnight, various pieces of equipment of the plane were stolen.