JAPANESE AIR RAIDS
AT DARWIN, NT
ON 17 MARCH 1942
General Douglas MacArthur, after a five hour flight from Del Monte, on Mindanao, tried to land at Darwin on 17 March 1942, but they found that it was under Japanese attack, so they diverted to Batchelor airfield, about 50 miles away. They eventually disembarked from the aircraft at Batchelor at about 9 a.m.
"The Unit History of 14 Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery"
by Jack Mulholland
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