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Richard E. Smith 1943

Location
Lat 35° 7' 0S Long 147° 22' 0E  Sydney is located in New South Wales (NSW) in Australia. Borders Sydney Harbor.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Sydney was an important port city. Many Allied aircraft, warships and vessels first arrived in Sydney before proceeding elsewhere in Australia and beyond. During 1942, Sydney Harbor was attacked by Japanese midget submarines and was shelled by Japanese submarines.

Japanese missions against Sydney
May 29 - June 8, 1942

Royal Australian Navy Heritage Center
Displays the conning tower from one of the midget submarines sunk on May 31, 1942

Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot)
Built prior to the war, in use today as Sydney's international airport

National Maritime Museum
Collection includes WWII coaster Krait

Powerhouse Museum
Australia's largest and most popular museum with a diverse collection including historical, technology and transport

Sydney War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC) cemetery with 747 graves plus the Sydney Memorial honoring those still Missing In Action (MIA).

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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