JAPANESE RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
OVER AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

 

QUEENSLAND

Toowoomba date unknown
Magnetic Island date unknown
Calliope River date unknown
Townsville 21 March 1942
Cooktown 21 March 1942
Townsville 11 May 1942
Horn Island 17 June 1942
Cairns 24 June 1942
Cooktown 24 June 1942
Horn Island 6 July 1942
Horn Island 7 July 1942
Horn Island 20 July 1942
Horn Island 29 July 1942
Cairns 30 July 1942
Horn Island 31 August 1942
Mornington Island November 1943
Mornington Island 14 January 1944

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney Harbour 17 February 1942
Near Lord Howe Island 22 February 1942
Sydney Harbour 23 May 1942
Sydney Harbour 29 May 1942
Sydney Harbour 19 February 1943

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin 10 February 1942
Darwin 19 February 1942
Darwin 10 March 1942
Katherine & Pine Creek 21 March 1942
Darwin 31 March 1942
Darwin 15 April 1942
Darwin 22 April 1942
Darwin 27 April 1942
Bathurst Island 15 June 1942
Darwin (aborted) 21 November 1942
Darwin 22 November 1942
Darwin (aborted) 24 November 1942
Darwin 27 November 1942
Darwin 29 November 1942
Darwin 3 December 1942
Darwin (aborted) 11 March 1943
Darwin (aborted) 12 March 1943
Darwin (aborted) 13 March 1943
Darwin 14 March 1943
Millingimbi 13 May 1943
Millingimbi 15 May 1943

 

TASMANIA

Hobart 1 March 1942

 

VICTORIA

Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay 26 February 1942

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Broome & Treville 2 March 1942
Broome & Treville 3 March 1942
Broome & Treville 10 March 1942
Broome & Treville 20 March 1942
Wyndham 23 March 1942
Drysdale 28 March 1942
Broome & Treville 3 April 1942
Drysdale 25 May 1942
Drysdale 26 May 1942
Drysdale 27 May 1942
Broome & Treville 15 July 1942
Wyndham 15 July 1942
Drysdale 15 July 1942
Broome & Treville 24 July 1942
Broome & Treville 25 July 1942
Broome & Treville 26 July 1942
Broome & Treville 27 July 1942
Broome & Treville 13 November 1942
Wyndham & Drysdale 13 November 1942
Swanbourne, WA 1943
Drysdale area 6 Nov 1943
Drysdale area 7 Nov 1943
Drysdale area 3 Feb 1944
Drysdale area 20 Feb 1944
Drysdale/Truscott area 20 Jul 1944

 

REFERENCE

Jenkins, David, "Battle Surface - Japan's Submarine War against Australia 1942 - 44", Random House Australia, 1992

15 page monograph from: Military History Section National Institute for Defense Studies
2-2-1 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo Japan
prepared by Retired (MSDF) Captain Kawano Teruaki on August 29th 1997

 

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