Notes on aerial warfare over Port Darwin, 4th April 1942
|Title||Notes on aerial warfare over Port Darwin, 4th April 1942|
|Maker||Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin|
|Medium||gouache over pencil on grey cardboard|
|Measurement||Overall: 53.4 x 56.6 cm|
Arial warfare over Port Darwin. U.S. Air Corps, 5 Fighter Command of 49 Group, 9 Squadron, went up to meet a force of Japanese bombers and Zero fighters. The 14th Australian Anti-Aircraft Battery fired its 3.7 inch guns on a formation of 7Mitsubishi 'Betty' bombers, hitting the extreme left aircraft, destroying it completely. A flight of Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawks, manoeuvered by Captain Andrew Reynolds of the U.S Air Corps, destroyed 4 bombers, at the same time fighting off a 'Zero' fighter, which was hit by Reynolds.