12° 28' 0S Long 130° 49' 60E Located
on the coast, surrounded by Darwin Harbor.
During the Pacific War, Darwin sustained 64 air raids by Japanese
aircraft between February 19, 1942 until November 12, 1943 that
rendered Darwin port ineffective for most of the war. A number
of airfields were built in the vicinity to base RAAF,
USAAF and NEIAF aircraft.
missions against Darwin
February 19, 1942 - November 12, 1943
Harbor with sunken ship and airplane wrecks from the war
Point Military Museum & Fortifications
Museum built at wartime bunker location
Aviation Heritage Centre
Aviation museum with several WWII aircraft and displays
Storage Tanks & Tunnels
One of the more interesting things constructed in Darwin during
World War II were some oil storage tanks near the wharves.
Originally eight were planned but only four were built. Today,
two of these are open for viewing between 10 am and 2 PM. Tunnels
driven into the limestone go underneath Darwin's City Center.
Berrimah War Cemetery
Located opposite 119 AGH hospital facility east of Darwin. Today Kormilda College, transport company compound.
During the war, the remains of the 32 Japanese airmen were buried here. During the 1950s the Japanese were exhumed and transferred to the Cowra War Cemetery.
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August 27, 2014