Zero Hour in Broome
Dr Tom Lewis & Peter Ingman
The untold story of the attacks on northwest Australia in 1942.
Few Australians would be aware that the second deadliest air attack on Australia occurred in the northwest at Broome on 3 March 1942. The longest fighter mission ever flown saw a squadron on Japanese Zero’s fly a daring, ultra long mission from Timor. Their timing was perfect – several flying boats full of evacuees had just landed. Over 80 people were killed, many of them Dutch women and children, and 22 large aircraft were destroyed. Zero Hour in Broome gives a full account of this deadly attack in a unique and highly readable format.
Soft cover, photographs and illustrations, 184 pages.