THREE LIBERATORS DESTROYED
DURING A JAPANESE AIR RAID
AT FENTON AIRFIELD, NT
ON 30 JUNE 1943

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27 Japanese "Betty" bombers escorted by Zeros, carried out the first bombing raid on Fenton on 30 June 1943. They bombed the runway, destroying three Liberator bombers and damaging several others. No one was killed during this raid. Many new slit trenches were dug after this initial raid.

Some smaller night-time bombing raids were later carried out on Fenton with minimal damage.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Tocumwal to Tarakan"
"Australians and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator"
By Michael V. Nelmes

 

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