OG0382

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ID number OG0382
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Maker Harrison, John Thomas (Photographer)
Physical description Black & white

Description

SALAMAUA, NEW GUINEA. 1943-03-16. AERIAL VIEW OF ONE OF TWO ATTACKS BY BOSTON BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF NO. 22 SQUADRON RAAF CARRIED OUT AT LOW LEVEL. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT W. E. NEWTON LED THE ATTACK AGAINST STORES BUILDINGS, GUN EMPLACEMENTS AND TWO NEWLY INSTALLED 40,000 GALLON FUEL TANKS WHICH CAN BE SEEN BLAZING UNDER A PALL OF SMOKE. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT NEWTON WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR A SERIES OF SUCH ATTACKS AT THIS TIME.