The First Fighters in New Guinea, 1942-1944

Between 1942 and 1944, U.S. Army engineer Lieutenant Colonel Ken Gerrish recorded a series of 16mm color films to document his World War IIread more

The First Fighters in New Guinea, 1942-1944 Between 1942 and 1944, U.S. Army engineer Lieutenant Colonel Ken Gerrish recorded a series of 16mm color films to document his World War II service in Papua New Guinea. The film shows scenes of life behind the front lines at a key supply area where Lieutenant Colonel Gerrish was responsible for maintaining P-38 and P-39 aircraft. The film includes scenes of New Guinea natives and Australian allies. After the war, Ken Gerrish recorded narration for the silent film, and in 1981 he donated The First Fighters in New Guinea to the National Archives. close

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The First Fighters in New Guinea, 1942-1944

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Program ID:
435956-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Papua New Guinea
First Aired:
Oct 28, 2017 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Nov 24, 2017 | 4:05am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 28, 2017 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 29, 2017 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2017 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 04, 2017 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 05, 2017 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 23, 2017 | 4:05pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 24, 2017 | 4:05am EST | C-SPAN 3

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