9th Fighter Sqn USAAF

Accession Number F03387
Collection type Film
Measurement 11 min 36 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 16mm/b&w and colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Wandrey, Ralph
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Ramu River Area, Gusap River Area, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Dobodura, New Guinea: Wewak Madang Area, Madang Area, Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain
Date made June 1943; November 1943; May 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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The 9th Fighter Squadron USAAF camp at Dobodura. Flight line at Dobodura airfield. North American B25 Mitchell bomber landing at Dobodura. Harry Lidstrom standing beside Republic P47 Thunderbolt. Shot of Elwood Johns, Photographer Sergeant. A Martin B26 Marauder landing. Captain James A Watkins beside Lockheed P38 Lighting. Lieutenant Richard I Bong the highest scoring United States 'Ace' standing beside P38. The 9th Squadron scramble at Dobodura. 'Zamboogies' theatre featuring the Gary Cooper USO Troupe including Tony Romano accordian, Phyliss Brooks and Una Merkel. The 9th Squadron scoreboard at November 1943. Natives on the way to their gardens at Gusap. Black Mallard ducklings. Sergeant Johns and his tentmates. The 9th Squadron's campsite at Gusap. Sunset scene at Gusap. Natives going to a Sing Sing at Gusap. Australian field day at the Sing Sing. Beauty contest winners. Papuan Infantry. Sporting events. (End of Kodachrome colour film.) P47 strafing a Japanese gun emplacement south of Madang, May 1944. Republic P47 fighter landing at Gusap. P38 combat film Rein Bay, New Britain, June 1943. Lieutenant Wandrey and P38 Lightning.