PAPUA. 1942-08-19. LOADING A DOUGLAS C47 DAKOTA AIRCRAFT WITH SUPPLIES FOR TROOPS IN THE FORWARD ...

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail
Accession Number 026278
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Fisher, Thomas
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

PAPUA. 1942-08-19. LOADING A DOUGLAS C47 DAKOTA AIRCRAFT WITH SUPPLIES FOR TROOPS IN THE FORWARD AREA. FOR TROOPS NEAR KOKODA, SUPPLIES ARE DROPPED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE GROUND TROOPS HAVE NICKNAMED THESE AIRCRAFT THE "BISCUIT BOMBERS". NOTE: AIRCRAFT IS A DC3 IMPRESSED FOR MILITARY SERVICE, CARGO DOOR ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE WAS COMMON ON CIVIL DC3 VERSION UP TO 1940, AIRCRAFT ALSO FITTED WITH WRIGHT CYCLONE ENGINES.