Refolding parachutes for Kai-Bombers

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Accession Number ART22480
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 55.6 cm x 60.8 cm; Unframed: 40.6 cm x 45.5 cm x .5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Abbott, Harold
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The store of 43 Field Ordinance Depot, in which the parachutes for supply dropping are stored and refolded. Two long tables are used for each parachute, a broad one on which the actual folding is done and a narrower one to support the bucket and cords. Personnel depicted include Private R.N Carter (SX4709), folding in the centre, and Private C.M Bailely (S50830), back view at the end of the table.