JAPANESE BOMBING RAID
AT LONG AIRFIELD, NT
ON 15 SEPTEMBER 1943

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At 00.25 am on 15 September 1943, Japanese aircraft dropped bombs at Long airfield in the Northern Territory. A weapons carrier attached to 14 Mobile Works Squadron (1MWS) RAAF was slightly damaged during the bombing raid. The Officer's Mess was totally destroyed by a direct hit from an anti-personnel bomb. An unexploded bomb was later found at the southern end of the taxiway.

 

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"Always First - The RAAF Airfield Construction Squadrons 1942-1974" (page 36)
by David Wilson

 

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