More aircraft and bombs dropped in the Darwin Air Raid of 19 February 1942 than on Pearl Harbor

October 11, 2010

Hello Mac,

I just stumbled on your site doing research on the I-14. Great site and I hope I can find time to explore it.

In the interim two thoughts.

Being an Ozie you may be aware of it but I was surprised to learn, there were more aircraft and bombs dropped in the Darwin Air Raid of 19 February 1942 than on Pearl Harbor!

The second thought that is surely not true, involves the supposed, 'Attack on Los Angeles of 24 February, 42.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Los_Angeles 

Wouldn't it be something if that was a test run for an I-400 prtotype.  That's ahead of it's time but would make an interesting basis for a fiction novel.

Keep up the good work.

David Cherbonnier


Thank you for your kind words about AHOY, a joint effort with my Web Master, Terry Kearns in Atlanta Georgia, he whips into shape my research and writing, to put it all up on our site for anyone to stumble on, and hopefully find an item of interest to them.

I was aware of the fact that the bombs dropped in the February 1942 raid on Darwin outnumbered those dropped on Pearl Harbor.

See Wikipedia: Bombing of Darwin The Japanese air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942 were the largest attacks ever mounted by a foreign power against Australia."

The/ I-400 /class were indeed mighty submarines, but never used for their intended role of attacking the Panama Canal and US cities on the west coast, and of course only three were completed.

Very best regards,

Mackenzie Gregory

Mac's Web log: ahoy.tk-jk.net

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