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    Broome Western Australia Australia

Location
Lat 17° 57' 19S Long 122° 14' 21E  Broome is located on the coast of Western Australia in Australia. Borders Roebuck Bay.

Wartime History
Begining March 2, 1942 over 8,000 refugees from Java and the Dutch East Indies flew to Broome, Drysdale and Wyndham to escape. It suffered two Japanese air raids. On March 2, 1942 a H6K4 Mavis from Toko Kokutai over flew the area, enroute to Kendari, and reported numberous aircraft at Broome.

Japanese missions against Broome
March 3 - 20, 1942

Broome Airfield
Built prior to the war, attacked twice by the Japanese.

Broome War Memorial
Erected by the Broome Community in memory of the Allied personnel and Dutch civilians who lost their lives as a result of the air raids on Broome March 3rd and March 20th, 1942. Dedicated ANZAC Day 25 April 2000.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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