Kai bombers

Accession Number F07175
Collection type Film
Measurement 10 min 10 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Barrett, Reginald Mervyn (Reg)
Wood, Frederick Sydney
Place made New Guinea: Aitape
Date made 28 February 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


2/5th Battalion of the 17th Infantry Brigade, undertook the job of pushing the Japanese out of the Torricelli Ranges. Supporting the ground forces were three squadrons of RAAF Beauforts. 'Kai Bombers' were used to keep the troops supplied from the air. Captain Cameron leading C Company along jungle track to new positions. 69028 (QX21235) Captain Brian Hodge (?) on radio directing bombers on to targets - interior shot. 536465 (SX1434) Lieutenant Colonel Alfred William Buttrose DSO and Adjutant walk along jungle track to Battalion HQ.

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