Darwin's Air War 1942-1945, an Illustrated History

Darwin's Air War 1942-1945, an Illustrated History
Darwin's Air War 1942-1945, an Illustrated History

Published by the Aviation Historical Society of the Northern territory in 2005, 80 pages. Large A4 size softback (S7107)

From the introduction: This book tells the history of the first aerial attack on Darwin in northern Australia, and subsequent raids and actions. The raid of the 19th February 1942 was the first attack on Australian soil, and as the bombs rained down on Darwin and the ships in the towns harbour, people feared it heralded an invasion of the country. And it probably would have been if the Japanese had not been stopped at Milne Bay in new Guinea...

Hundreds of people fled from Darwin, but the troops remained in Darwin and American and Australian fighter pilots fought off the invaders when and where they could during the 64 raids that shook the town during the war.

The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, and includes chapters on the early defence build up in the town, the first raids in February 1942, the initial defence using American and Ausstralian Kittyhawks, later defence using Hudsons and Beaufighter aircraft, the arrival of No.1 Fighter Wing of Spitfires of the RAAF, heavy bombers and allied bombing raids, pilot profiles, and more!

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges (including a small bump and crease to the top left hand edge), but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

Condition New