6 February 1942

Young garrison troops of 49th Militia Battalion are seen to join in the looting, prompted by recent Japanese air raids on Moresby.

Many reason that they might as well join in the growing looting as the town is likely to be destroyed anyway. Morale amongst the inexperienced garrison troops is low as they continue to be used is labourers, building defences and loading and unloading supplies and munitions from ships and aircraft.