Bismarck Sea battle

Accession Number F01851
Collection type Film
Measurement 16 min 33 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Parer, Damien Peter
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae, Malahang, Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, Bismarck Sea
Date made 26 January 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


Coverage of the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Scenes include: 30 Squadron RAAF Beaufighters flying in formation, 30 Squadron RAAF Beaufighters and their crew, strafing attacks on Japanese ships, barges and rafts photographed from attacking Beaufighter, interior shots of RAAF Photographic Section and RAAF operations room Port Moresby and close-up of final tally of 22 ships sunk. No. 75 Squadron RAAF Kittyhawks and pilots, bombing-up USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers. Identified personnel: Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) 'Torchy' Uren, Flying Officer (FO) Alec Spooner of Northam, Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Ross Little of Perth, FO Maguire, Wing Commander Hampshire, FO Dick Hunt, 'Black Jack' Walker, Brigadier General Ramey, Air Commodore Hewitt, Group Captain Garing, Sqn Ldr McArthur Air Intelligence, Sqn Ldr Marshall, Sqn Ldr Wilfred Arthur 75 Squadron RAAF.

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