|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Watson, Alan O
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Myola, Papua, 1942-10. A RAAF aircraft (left) comes in at low level on a supply dropping mission ...
Myola, Papua, 1942-10. A RAAF aircraft (left) comes in at low level on a supply dropping mission to the 2/4th and 2/6th Field Ambulances (not in view) which are camped on the plain below. Myola is an area of dry lakes located on a wide plateau at an altitude of 5,000 feet above sea level. Although clouds often close in around midday, the area provides an ideal site for the re-supply by air of Australian forces advancing along the Kokoda Trail. All supplies dropped by the low-flying RAAF aircraft were recovered, whereas those dropped by US airmen, many of whom were not accustomed to the flying conditions, were released from a greater height, with the result that they drifted off into the surrounding jungle-covered hills, never to be found.