Darwin Bombing-Stokes Hill Wharf 70th AnniversaryPrint Page
New memorial dedicated on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin commemorates the 23 wharfies and 48 seafarers who died on the 19th February 1942.
The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 was both the first and the largest single attack mounted by a foreign power against Australia. On this day, 242 Japanese aircraft attacked ships in Darwin's harbour and the town's two airfields in an attempt to prevent the Allies from using them as bases to contest the invasions of Timor and Java. 252 Allied service personnel and civilians were killed although some believe that the toll was much higher.
|Address:||Kitchener Drive, Stokes Hill Wharf , Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.470556|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-February -1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-February-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 19th February, 2012|