In 1943, a small band of inexperienced Australian and British fighter pilots fought an ongoing air battle in defence of north-western Australia, flying against a formidably skilled and proficient opponent.
The air raids on Darwin during 1942-43 constituted the only sustained and intensive direct assault on Australian mainland territory in the whole of World War Two and yet, surprisingly, most Australians have no idea that it ever happened. Following the RAAF’s No 1 Fighter Wing, Darwin Spitfires tells this little-known story, and in so doing, recovers this important aspect of Australian history. Read more here
Come and meet the author Anthony Cooper and learn more about Darwin Spitfires. Strictly limited places.
When: 10 December 2016
Location: Darwin Aviation Museum Gift Shop
Note: Entry fees apply if you wish to enter the Museum.