Noemfoor Island (Southwest Pacific Series No.1)

Accession Number F02154
Collection type Film
Measurement 37 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAAF Cine Unit
RAAF Cine Unit 1st TAF (47 OBU)
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Dutch New Guinea, Noemfoor Island
Date made 1944-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Produced by RAAF War History Section. Units of 1st Tactical Air Force (TAF) RAAF in action. Units and activities featured are: Reel 1 - No 5 Bomb Disposal Unit clearing land mines and unexploded bombs (UXB). - 62 Works Wing (4 ACS) at Kamiri airstrip. - No 2 Aerodrome (Airfield) Defence Squadron. Jungle patrol and unit in action. F/Lt. Henderson and Sgt. Llewellyn inspect bodies of dead Japanese. Reel 2 - Kittyhawks from 78 and 81 Wings go on offensive. Ground crews servicing and bombing up aircraft. Kittyhawks in action dive bombing and strafing Japanese positions and installations. Various shots of aircraft in flight landings and take offs. Pilot of damaged Kittyhawk is F/Sgt. E.W. White 437460 of Fort Noarlunga S.A.. Close up shots of ack ack damaged aircraft. Shots of wrecked barges and Japanese and U.S. aircraft. - Reel 3 - 11 RSU (Repair and Salvage Unit) working on damaged Beaufighter of 31 Sqn RAAF. - RAAF Marine Section Broe Bay rescue Javanese soldiers. RAAF Marine Sections play major part in maintenance of supplies. - 22 Medical Clearing Station - No 2 Mobile RAAF Dental Unit - Spitfire aircraft of 80 Wing (452 Sqn) en route to Morotai. Reel 4 - 76 Sqn CO, Wing Commander Cresswell, presents citations for bravery to Warrant Officer T.S. Kirk and Flight Sergeant G. Bubb - RAAF funeral at Noemfoor war cemetery Kamiri. Hardworking ground staff appreciate Kamiri cafe -the Dutch mission church destroyed in operations - RAAD artist L.A.C. Davie competitor for the Archibald prize in his spare time does water colours of the Church. Allied arts and crafts exhibition at 1st T.A.F. - general views of Veronica Lake camp and surroundings.

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