JAPANESE BOMBING RAID
ON DARWIN CITY, MYILLY POINT & LARRAKEYAH
ON 19 MARCH 1942

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On 19 March 1942, seven Japanese bombers carried out a bombing raid on Darwin city, Myilly Point, & Larrakeyah in the Northern Territory. The 9th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group, USAAF, which had only arrived at Batchelor airfield on the previous day, were scrambled to intercept the Japanese bombers. They arrived 15 minutes too late. Radar was non existent at that point in time, so early warnings of Japanese bombing raids were rare.

 

REFERENCE

George Preddy
Top Mustang Ace
by Joe Noah & Samuel L. Sox, Jr.

"Darwin Bombed"
"The Unit History of 14 Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery"
by Jack Mulholland

 

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