PORT MORESBY. AIRCRAFT A18-10 ("CENTAURUS") RIGHT, AND A18-11 ("CALYPSO") LEFT, OFF ELA BEACH, ...

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Places
Accession Number 003634
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Tracy, N
Place made Territory of Papua and New Guinea: Papua, Port Moresby
Date made 17 February 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

PORT MORESBY. AIRCRAFT A18-10 ("CENTAURUS") RIGHT, AND A18-11 ("CALYPSO") LEFT, OFF ELA BEACH, SOUTH EAST OF PORT MORESBY, OUTSIDE FAIRFAX HARBOUR. THIS FORMS A SMOOTH SITDOWN FOR FLYING BOATS DURING MONSOONAL WINDS AND IS PROTECTED FROM SEA SWELL EFFECT BY AN ISLAND, PORTION OF WHICH IS SEEN ON RIGHT.