Bombing of Darwin 75th Anniversary


This Sunday, the 19th of February, marks a special but solemn anniversary, the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.


The year was 1942, and 242 Japanese aircraft attacked Darwin’s harbour and township, sinking eleven ships, destroying 30 aircraft and killing 235 people. It remains the largest single attack ever mounted in this country.


Australia’s confidence was rattled, and fears of an invasion spread across the country.


Mat McLachlan is one of Australia’s leading war historians and battlefield guides, and he joined Kayley Harris and Nick Bennett on The Daily Drive.