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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries during the bombing of Darwin in World War Two.


Address:Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466818
Long: 130.839983
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

On this site on 19th February 1942 four 3.7" (94mm) guns of the Australian 14th Anti-Aircraft Battery opened fire on the first enemy to attack the mainland of Australia.

Other Australian heavy AA guns and light AA machine guns of the 14th AA Bty and 2nd AA Bty also fired continuously during the attack.

A total of 242 Japanese aircraft bombed and strafed Darwin on that day. 62 air raids followed in 1942 and 1943.

This plaque is donated by ex-members of the 14th and 2nd AA Batteries.


Source: SKP, MA
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