LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-03-04. A SURPRISE STRAFING ATTACK BY FLIGHT LIEUTENANT R. F. UREN AND ...

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae, Malahang
Accession Number 128160
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-03-04. A SURPRISE STRAFING ATTACK BY FLIGHT LIEUTENANT R. F. UREN AND FLYING OFFICER R. H. ROE (RAAF) ON MALAHANG AIRFIELD, IN WHICH SIX JAPANESE ZEROS AND ONE REFUELLING TANKER WERE DESTROYED. THE FIRE POWER OF THE BEAUFIGHTERS FROM 20MM CANNON AND SIX .303 INCH MACHINE GUNS IS ILLUSTRATED BY THE FACT THAT ONLY A FEW SECONDS HAD ELAPSED BETWEEN THE TAKING OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH IN WHICH ONE OF THE BEAUFIGHTERS IS BEGINNING A DIVING ATTACK AND OF PHOTOGRAPH NO. 128161 SHOWING THREE ZEROS IN FLAMES. (PHOTOGRAPH REPRODUCED IN OFFICIAL HISTORY VOLUME: RAAF 1939-42, PAGE 690). (RAAF).