Members of the Maori Battalion in front of a German Messerschmitt fighter plane in Tripoli, 7 April 1943
Reference Number: DA-02998-F
Members of the Maori Battalion in front of a German Messerschmitt fighter plane at Tripoli. The plane was shot down by the Royal Air Force. From left to right: H H Kohere (Tikitiki); Te Marangai (Waimana) Arapeta Awatere (Ruatoria); N Maraki (Waipiro Bay); W Puha (Hick's Bay); W Morgan (Pungarehu); J Hema (Wairoa). Taken by an unidentified photographer on 7 April 1943.
1 image, related to Lieutenant-Colonel Arapeta Marukitepua Pitapitanuiarangi Awatere, H H Kohere, N Maraki, W Puha, W Morgan, J Hema, Tripoli, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Libya and Messerschmitt 109 (Fighter planes).
World War 1939-1945 official negatives - DA Series, Reference Number PAColl-4161-08 (1313 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350. World War II. Western Desert. 1943(PFP-017102)
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