Essay On Darwin Bombing

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Introduction The Darwin bombings had a major and lasting effect on the Australian citizens, during World War 2. The Japanese attacked Darwin On February 19, 1942; Darwin was attacked by two Japanese air raids. None other than Mitsuo Fuchida orchestrated them; the commander who had 10 weeks earlier bombed Pearl Harbour. Overall, the attacks cost around 250 people their lives and injured between 300 and 400 military personnel and civilians. At what time did the bombs hit Darwin? On the 19 February 1942, 188 Japanese planes were launched against Darwin. On the 7th of December 1941, followed a flight survey. In the first attack, which began just before ten am, Kate bombers hit shipping, infrastructure, and the town; and Val dive-bombers escorted by zero fighters then attacked shipping in the harbour, and the military and civil aerodromes. The attack ceased after about twenty-five minutes. The second raid, which began around eleven forty-five am involved high altitude bombing of the Royal Australian Air Force base by twin-engine machines. What happened when Darwin was bombed? The bombs hit infrastructures and the town; the Japanese attacked the harbour, military,…show more content…
Darwin was attacked over an eighteen month period, when the Japanese starting attacking Darwin the citizens started to panic, on the 16th of December 1942, evacuation of non-essential civilian woman and children from Darwin ordered. 18th February more than two thousand people evacuated, a normal civilian population was around five thousand, most had either died or they were men fighting during the war. The evacuees and community came together to rebuild Darwin after the war; remnants of world war two are still visible at many locations across Darwin. The cities that were effected by the attack in Australia where Townsville, Queensland, Millingimbi, Northern Territory, Gulf, Katherine, Wyndham, derby and Port headland. Asian, European and Indigenous people worked alongside the allied service
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