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Immerse yourself in a WWII Air Raid | Sandy Creek Watch Post

Discussion in 'Living History' started by NT_Australia, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. NT_Australia

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    Whilst at the Sandy Creek watch post I wanted to try and simulate what it would be like to be in a raid. Hope you enjoy this one.

     
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    Bombing of Darwin , by Roy Wheeler.

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    The first bombing caught the Australians by surprise...A lack of leadership and communication meant the place erupted with fear and confusion scattering the population, military and civilian. A single Kittyhawk went up to intercept the waves of Japanese aircraft (what a legend) but was quickly shot down.

    Jack Peres was the first pilot to be killed in the raid. His Kittyhawk crashed near Gunn Point, east of Darwin. NOTE:- The story that Robert Oestreicher shot down two Vals is disputed by several historians.
     
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