The Japanese air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942 are well known to most Australians, but what happened afterwards?

For almost two years the airspace over north-west Australia was routinely penetrated by Japanese air raids, tallying about 70 in total. The 1942-43 air raids on Darwin constituted the only sustained and intensive direct assault on Australian territory in the whole of World War II.

Telling the story of the RAAFs No 1 Fighter Wing, composed of both Australian and British spitfire pilots, Darwin Spitfires explores the little-known 1943 season of air combat over the top end, recovering this important aspect of Australian history.

This fascinating book reclaims an important, little-known aspect of our war history. — Brisbane News

It is a real pleasure to read Coopers careful dissection of each dogfight, a display of unselfconscious expertise. — Peter Stanley, The Canberra Times

Detailed and engrossing — The Newcastle Herald

For anyone with an interest in Australian aviation and/or military history — Sunday Tasmanian

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Darwin Spitfires
The real battle for Australia, Anniversary Edition Author :Cooper, Anthony
Aug 15, 2022
ISBN: 9781742237787
Format: Paperback
Published: Monday, August 15, 2022
All prices in Australian Dollars

The Japanese air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942 are well known to most Australians, but what happened afterwards?

For almost two years the airspace over north-west Australia was routinely penetrated by Japanese air raids, tallying about 70 in total. The 1942-43 air raids on Darwin constituted the only sustained and intensive direct assault on Australian territory in the whole of World War II.

Telling the story of the RAAF's No 1 Fighter Wing, composed of both Australian and British spitfire pilots, Darwin Spitfires explores the little-known 1943 season of air combat over the top end, recovering this important aspect of Australian history.

'This fascinating book reclaims an important, little-known aspect of our war history.' — Brisbane News

'It is a real pleasure to read Cooper's careful dissection of each dogfight, a display of unselfconscious expertise.' — Peter Stanley, The Canberra Times

'Detailed and engrossing' — The Newcastle Herald

'For anyone with an interest in Australian aviation and/or military history' — Sunday Tasmanian

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