1943 Print Gasmata Airfield Airport Crater Bombing World War II Papua New FZ7


This is an original 1943 halftone print of the aftermath of bombing on Gasmata, Papua New Guinea. The white scratches are fallen trees from the 500-pound bombs. Gasmata was occupied by the Japanese during World War II, and liberated by the Australian army in March of 1944. In the beginning of the war, targets were set based on military function, but between 1939 and 1942, the policy was slowly abandoned, and bombs were sent down on civilians and city infrastructure.


This 68+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 5.25 inches; 11 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Aviation, Airport, Plane, Wartime, Military, Bombs