Paratroops land Markham Valley and Nadzab

Accession Number F01854
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Driver, Roy
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Lae Markham River Area, Nadzab, New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Lae Markham River Area, Tsili Tsili, New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Lae Markham River Area, Upper Markham River Area
Date made 5 September 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

On Sunday morning 5 September 1943 American paratroopers of 503 Parachute Infantry Regiment, supported by Australian artillerymen of 2/4 Field Regiment, AIF landed by parachute at Nadzab in the Markham Valley. Shows Americans and Australians at Tsili Tsili airstrip preparing for the drop, aircraft in flight and the drop over Nadzab. This was the first time that Australian artillery had been dropped by parachute into action. Identified personnel: General Douglas MacArthur, Colonel C Kinsler CO 503 Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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