city in ruins after a 1942 Japanese air raid on Darwin - Northern Territory. The first attack on Darwin was led by the same Japanese Commander responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbour ten weeks earlier.
This resource explores the attacks on Australian soil during and includes valuable information regarding the mobilisation of volunteers on the home front. It also includes a considerable number of maps, photos, documents and primary sources.
Bombed House at Bellevue Hill 8th June 1942. During World War II Australia came under direct attack from Japanese Forces. In June of 1942 Japanese submarines shelled Australia's East Coast. The 8th of June 1942 saw a simultaneous attack on Sydney and Newcastle by Japanese submarines. The objective of the Sydney attack was destruction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The attack on Sydney damaged homes in the Eastern suburbs. The Bellevue Hill area was one of the worst hit areas during the…
The explosion of an oil storage tank and clouds of smoke from other oil tanks, hit during the first Japanese air raid on Australia's mainland, at Darwin on 19 February In the foreground is HMAS Deloraine, which escaped damage. From Wikipedia.