General MacArthur visits 9th Division

Accession Number F01729
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 15 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Young, Harry S
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Mareeba
Date made 5 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


On 5 July 1943 American General Douglas MacArthur, Commander Allied forces SWPA, arrived Mareeba Airfield, Queensland, in a Boeing B-17. He was greeted by NX8 Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie J Morshead and other officers. MacArthur was transported by staff car to the 9th Aust. Division area where he inspected a guard of honour and then toured area inspecting various units of the 9th Australian Division. He was accompanied on his tour by Lieutenant-General Morshead, Major-General Wooten and other staff officers. Other identified personnel: Major K F Mollard VX48771, Brigadier J R Broadbent, Major R.L. Batten 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel F L Wall, Brigadier T C Eastwick.

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