No 2 Bombardment Squardron RAAF, Darwin [Hudson bomber pulling away from mast-high attack]

Accession Number ART22730
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 55 x 77.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour and gouache over crayon on paper
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Attack on 5000 tons Japanese cargo ship in Bay of Ambon. On this occasion five bombers attacked five ships, each bomber selecting a ship. Two made direct hits - one of them, an ammunition ship, blew up and blow the bomber with it, the other ship ws definitely sunk. Two other planes scored near misses which caused as much damage, if not more, than a direct hit, as plates were stove in. The flight was led by Squadron Leader A.B McFarlaneBay, No 2 Bombardment Squadron. Lockheed Hudson bomber, unidentified Japanese cargo ship.