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By Anthony Cooper

The eastern air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942 are recognized to such a lot Australians, even though no longer might be to the remainder of the realm. What occurred afterwards, despite the fact that, continues to be unknown to many. This book makes an attempt to light up this little-known interval of warfare background, charting the exploits, losses and successes of the RAF's number 1 Fighter Wing and the contribution they made to the allied battle attempt. The stalwart Spitfire is well known in a story that's bound to allure widely.

For virtually years the airspace over North West Australia was once frequently penetrated by way of jap raids, tallying approximately 70 in overall. The 1942-43 air raids on Darwin constituted the one sustained and in depth direct attack on Australian mainland territory within the complete of global struggle II - and the full background of publish- 1788 Australia - but, unusually, so much Australians don't know that it ever occurred. And the remainder of the area are but extra so within the dark.

Telling the tale of the RAF'S #1 Fighter Wing, composed of either Australian and British Spitfire pilots, Darwin Spitfires explores the little recognized 1943 season of air strive against excessive finish, convalescing very important points of Australian heritage. It brings to the eye of the realm the heroic exploits of the expert pilots who did lots to guard Australia and aid the Allied attempt. this crucial ebook makes an attempt to have fun and commemorate the spirit of team spirit that characterised the stories of number 1 Fighter Wing.

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