ID number ART25895
Title Night unloading at Able Green Beach, Balikpapan
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Frank (Artist)
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 1945
Medium pen, ink and wash on paper
Measurement Overall: 38.1 x 50.8 cm

Description

A 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.