Bismarck convoy smashed!

Place Oceania: Pacific Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Bismarck Sea
Accession Number F01442
Collection type Film
Measurement 9 min 24 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Parer, Damien Peter
Place made Australia
Date made 2 March 1943-3 March 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

Cinesound Review newsreel of RAAF and USAAF action against the Japanese convoy in the Bismark Sea on 2 and 3 March 1943 resulting in the loss of twenty two ships and fiftheen thousand Japanese troops. Includes shots of air attacks on ships and rafts by Beaufighters of 30 Squadron RAAF. The pilot Damien Parer filmed by standing directly behind him in the cockpit is 260535 Flight Lieutenant Ronald Frederick 'Torchy ' Uren, DFC. (See also F01851 for unedited Department of Information footage and dope sheets.)