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    Roebuck Bay Western Australia Australia
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RAAF 1943

Location
Roebuck Bay borders Broome in Western Australia in Australia. Also known as "Broome Harbor".

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, used as a seaplane anchorage and operating area.
During early March 1942, Allied seaplanes evacuating Java landed at Roebuck Bay. On March 3, 1942 at 9:20am A6M2 Zeros strafed the seaplanes

Used as a seaplane anchorage during the war. A number of aircraft were sunk during the Japanese air raid of March 3, 1942. Some of these wrecks are accessible about a mile offshore, where they are partially exposed during low spring and king tides.

Japanese missions against Roebuck Bay
March 3 - 20, 1942

Dornier Do 24 Serial Number X-1
Sunk March 3, 1942

Dornier Do 24 Serial Number X-20
Sunk March 3, 1942

Dornier Do 24 Serial Number X-23
Sunk March 3, 1942

PBY Catalina
Sunk March 3, 1942

Short S.23 "Centaurus" Serial Number A18-10
Sunk March 3, 1942

Short S.23 "Corinna" G-AEUC
Sunk March 3, 1942

B-24A Liberator 40-3274
Pilot Kester crashed March 3, 1942

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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