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A window commemorates the Darwin bombing victims of World War Two.

On 19 February 1942 mainland Australia came under attack for the first time when Japanese forces mounted two air raids on Darwin. The two attacks, which were planned and led by the commander responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbour ten weeks earlier, involved 54 land-based bombers and approximately 188 attack aircraft which were launched from four Japanese aircraft-carriers in the Timor Sea.

The two raids killed at least 243 people and between 300 and 400 were wounded. Twenty military aircraft were destroyed, eight ships at anchor in the harbour were sunk, and most civil and military facilities in Darwin were destroyed.



Address:Smith Street, St Mary`s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.459383
Long: 130.837988
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:William Bustard
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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