Japanese Airplane Wreckage

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Item Details

Title

Japanese Airplane Wreckage

Subject

Airplanes

Description

"Souvenier hunters - Rising Sun parts of Jap airplane wing" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Wreckage at Hollandia. During the period 30 March through 3 April, [Hill's Fifth Air Force bombers] destroyed or damaged over 300 Japanese aircraft, most of them on the ground. On 30 March, when over 100 planes were destroyed at Hollandia, the Japanese were caught completely unprepared. Two months later, while living on the SS Russell Sage in Humboldt Bay, Hill went ashore and photographed the bulldozed and heaped-up wreackage of those Japanese 6th Air Division planes." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.1381

Spatial Coverage

Hollandia, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill