Americans land on Trobriand Island

Accession Number F01261
Collection type Film
Measurement 13 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay, Turnbull Airstrip (Milne Bay), New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Goodenough Island, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Papuan Islands, Trobriand Islands
Date made June 1943-July 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A general coverage of American troops embarking in Landing Craft Infantry (LCI), Landing Craft Tank (LCT) and Landing Craft Mechanised (LCM) at Milne Bay, the convoy at sea and the landing at Trobriand Islands (Kiriwina Islands). The force was given air cover by 77 Squadron RAAF, flying from Goodenough Island and with Hudsons of 6 Squadron RAAF, from Milne Bay. There is a short coverage of the Americans on Kiriwina Island and of natives under the control of Angau, native police and native labour. Identified personnel are: Rear Admiral Daniel E. Barbey, USN; Osmar White Correspondent, Daily Telegraph Sydney, Lieutenant-General Walter J. Kruegar; General Douglas MacArthur; Colonel J. Prugh Herndon; Ensign Max D. Skelton, USN; Chief Mitikata; Patrol Officer Gordon Saville ANGAU, Flying Officer Denis Wilson, 77 Sqn RAAF; Lieutenant Ernest Whitehouse ANGAU; Wing Commander W.G. Leer, 6 Sqn RAAF; Sgt. Pilot Hank Wilson 6 Sqn RAAF; Sqn Ldr Jeff Aterton RAAF; Flt-Lieut Buster Brown.

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