ID numberART25894
Collection typeArt
TitleNight unloading at Able Green Beach, Balikpapan
MeasurementOverall: 38.1 x 50.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Frank
Place madeBorneo: Balikpapan
Date made5 July 1945
Physical descriptionpen, ink and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA scene on Klandasarn Beach, known for the purpose of landing operations as "Able Green Beach", during the second night of Operation "OBOE TWO". Infantry of 21st Australian Infantry Brigade had made their initial beach assault here. The picture depicts the unloading of heavy machinery, vehicles and men as landing craft of all types disgorge their cargoes onto the beach. Spasmodic shell land mortar fire harassed the beach-head, but little damage was done, Balikpapan.