Messerschmitts in Papua New Guinea

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Post by Topspeed » 12 Feb 2005 11:29

P40 was not much favoured by allied because it looked too much like a Me-109. They even made charts to show the difference to AAA guners etc.

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Re: Pardon!!!

Post by Tim Smith » 12 Feb 2005 14:03

stogie wrote:How did the Hurricane get in to this
Sorry, should have been P-40, not Hurricane.

From: http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/ozcrashes/nt152.htm

On 4 April 1942, USAAF P-40E Kittyhawk #41-5551, #74 of the 9th Pursuit Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group was shot down by Australian Anti-aircraft fire in error during a Japanese air raid near Cox Peninsula, Darwin Northern Territory. The pilot Lt Gardiner was able to bail out. This was more than likely during the Japanese bombing raid of Darwin Civil airfield & Parap Hotel at 1:48pm on 4 April 1942.

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Darwin Air Raid/s

Post by stogie » 13 Feb 2005 00:56

The Air Raids on Darwin caused a Lot of "Trouble",Troops (Australian and Otherwise )Performed with Distinction in those air raids,
This caused the Australian Goverment to allocate more Resources to the Defense of Darwin
The First however had the Odd Soldier and Families heading South at Great Speed.
One Officer finding his Private Plane still intact ended up in Brisbane.
They thought it was a softerner for an Invasion
I for one would not like to be there when Imperial Japanese Troops Landed as Troops to the North had caused them to lose Face and they had made No Bones about what they would do when they got to Australia with it vast untapped Natural Resources

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Re: Darwin Air Raid/s

Post by varjag » 13 Feb 2005 11:38

stogie wrote:The Air Raids on Darwin caused a Lot of "Trouble",Troops (Australian and Otherwise )Performed with Distinction in those air raids,
This caused the Australian Goverment to allocate more Resources to the Defense of Darwin
The First however had the Odd Soldier and Families heading South at Great Speed.
One Officer finding his Private Plane still intact ended up in Brisbane.
They thought it was a softerner for an Invasion
I for one would not like to be there when Imperial Japanese Troops Landed as Troops to the North had caused them to lose Face and they had made No Bones about what they would do when they got to Australia with it vast untapped Natural Resources
The Daly Waters Sweepstakes? Distinction?

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