Friday, August 29, 2014

70th Anniversary of Japanese Attack on Broome, Australia Observed in 2012

From the March 1, 2012, ABC Radio Australia News "Japanese World War II attack remembered."

The Australian Parliament has marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese raid in the West Australian town of Broome in which more than 80 people were killed in an attack over Roebuck Bay.  The attack took place March 3, 1942, and destroyed 24 aircraft, including several flying boats.

Between Feb. 1942 and November 1943, the Japanese bombed northern Australia 97 times.

Charles D'Aintone,  a local indigenous man, swam through burning fuel and wreckage to rescue two Dutch women.

--GreGen

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