Bombing up Beauforts for daylight raids over New Britain

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Accession Number ART22272
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 56.6 cm x 63.2 cm x 5 cm; Unframed: 39.4 cm x 45.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on hardboard
Maker Moore, Alan
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Goodenough Island
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Bombing up Beauforts for daylight raids over New Britain. These were the largest raids carried out by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at this time. Targets were Cape Hoskins, Dampier, Gasmata etc. These aircraft also carried out large night attacks on Lakuni airstrip and Rabual at a time when the enemy had strong fighter bases and heavy Ack Ack positions in the target area, Goodenough Island, New Guinea.