JAPANESE SUBMARINE SIGHTED
WEST OF AURUKUN MISSION IN APRIL 1943

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On 11 April 1943 reports were received of a Japanese landing on the south east shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria at Galbraith.

At around the same time, local residents from Mitchell River Mission and Galbraith reported seeing lights out to sea. They was also reports of a submarine being seen west of Aurukun Mission.

It is possible that this may have been Japanese Submarine RO-33.

 

Can anyone give me some more details on this story?

 

REFERENCE BOOK

Bradley, Vera, "I Didn't Know That - Cairns and Districts Tully to Cape York, 1939-1946, Service Personnel and Civilians", Boolarong Press, 1995

 


 

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Reconnaissance flights over Australia from Japanese submarines during WW2

 

Japanese landings in Australia during WW2

 

German U-Boat attacks off the Australian Coast during WW2

 

Can anyone help me with more information?

 

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