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Bombing of Darwin Commemorative Service

Tuesday 19 February, 2019
9.45am - 11.45am
Bombing of Darwin Memorial Site
Orange Ave
Salisbury

At 0958hrs on the 19th February, 1942, 242 Japanese aircraft attacked the City of Darwin.  This was the first and largest single attach mounted by a foreign power on mainland Australia.  At least 250 people, military and civilians, were killed, 300 to 400 were wounded; 20 military aircraft were destroyed and eight ships sunk in the two air raids on that day.

 

The Salisbury RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting a service to commemorate this event at the Memorial site located on Orange Ave, Salisbury.

 

Source: www.oversixty.com.au


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