Development of Lae into an Allied base

Accession Number F07107
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min 47 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker McKechnie, Frank
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Date made 14 October 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


Activities in and around Lae following the capture of that area. Shows Douglas C-47 Dakotas landing on Lae airstrip. USAAF mechanics servicing P-38 Lockheed Lightning aircraft. US troops loading freight into C-47. US and Australian troops at combined mess parade. United States 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft gun and crew. Men of the 9th Australian Division Rear HQ and 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion on the beach at Lae having just arrived from Buna. Australian 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft gun crew of the 2/9th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment at action stations on the beach at Lae. Cargo ship 'Tong Sung' in the background. Troops unloading supplies on the beach. DUKWs at work operated by the 151 Australian General Transport Company. Australian troops building road in the Lae area. Crew of a 155mm gun of the 'N' Heavy Battery RAA at action stations, load 155mm gun. American engineers from the 532 EBSR working on the steel framework of hangar at the harbour end of Lae Airstrip.

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