Japanese Airplane Wreckage
"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)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Hollandia, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill