Japanese bombers strike Port Darwin, Australia, during World War II.
Darwin Australia Date:1942, March 16 Duration:3 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
Japanese bombing of Darwin, Australia in World War 2. Animated map showing line of Japanese attack from the RyukYu Islands to Darwin, Australia. Japanese MitsubishiG4M1 (Betty) long range bombers being readied at a Japanese air base. They take off on mission to bomb Port Darwin.Those on ground wave goodbye to them. View through nose greenhouse of a bomber. Bombers in formation. View of pilot and copilot in cockpit. More views of formation flying over clouds. Pilot with hands on control yoke. A note in Japanese fastened to the cockpit window. Crew members take lunch break while underway. Crew of bomber seen in warm clothing and on oxygen, as they proceed at a higher altitude.Radio operator keys message. Gunner at his station. The bombers begin their bomb run over Port Darwin. Bomb seen dropping from the aircraft, and striking the airfield of the Australian Naval Base on the coast.
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