JAPANESE BOMBING RAID ON

STRAUSS AIRFIELD
ON 25 NOV 1942

AND

DARWIN TOWN AREA, STRAUSS AIRFIELD & HUGHES AIRFIELD
ON 26 NOV 1942

 

Records on the National Archives of Australia site show that 76 Squadron RAAF experienced two Japanese air raids at Strauss Airfield on 25th and 26th November 1942. 40 bombs were dropped between their camp site and the strip on 26 November 1942. The first bomb was only a few hundred yards from the camp. A few tents received some shrapnel hole damage.

The Japanese bombing raid on 26 November 1942 also attacked Darwin town area, & Hughes airfield

 

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

76 Squadron Operation Records Book

 

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