Withdrawal of RAAF meteorological station on Seroen Island and coverage of No 43 Sqn RAAF, Darwin.

Accession Number F02107
Collection type Film
Measurement 11 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Two items are covered in this film. The first deals with the RAAF meterological station on Seroea Island (latitude 6-20 S; longitude 130-00 E) which was withdrawn after completion of its assignment there. The defence of the island was handed over by Flight Lieutenant Newman to Captain Berlin of NEI forces. Air Commodore Charlesworth was in attendence. The second item is a general coverage of No. 43 Squadron RAAF Catalina aircraft based at Darwin, showing maintenance, shipping overhaul, armourers fusing and loading aerial mines, Catalina aircraft taxiing, taking off and in flight. There are also some shots of the RAAF station and other Darwin buildings.

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