Japan Attacks Darwin Australia – February 1942



Attack on Darwin 1942; Wikimedia Commons

Attack on Darwin 1942; Wikimedia Commons

On February  19, 1942 Japanese bombers attacked Darwin Australia. Although the main attack was on the harbor, a second wave struck many city buildings and killed ~243 people. Many Australians thought the bombing raid was a prelude to a Japanese invasion and its psychological impact exceeded its military significance.




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