44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia by Michael Veitch

By Michael Veitch

The epic international warfare II tale of Australia's seventy five Squadron - and the forty four days whilst those courageous and rarely expert pilots fought on my own opposed to the Japanese.

'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically advised, forty four DAYS is greater than only a becoming tribute to courageous yet ignored heroes. it is also a best read.' **** ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

In March and April 1942, RAAF seventy five Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for forty four days while Australia actually stood by myself opposed to the japanese. This team of uncooked younger recruits scrambled endlessly of their Kittyhawk combatants to a rare and heroic conflict, the tale of which has been left mostly untold.

The recruits had virtually not anything going for them opposed to the japanese battle computing device, apart from one striking chief named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 in all likelihood the oldest fighter pilot on the planet - who stated little, led from front, and who had completely no feel of actual fear.

Time and time back this courageous workforce have been hurled into conflict, opposed to all odds and common sense, and succeeded in mauling a miles more suitable enemy - when additionally battling opposed to the air strength hierarchy. After relentless assault, the squadron used to be nearly burnt up by the point aid got here, having succeeded of their challenge - but additionally paying a poor price.

Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and severely acclaimed writer, brings to existence the superb exploits and tragic sacrifices of this brave squadron of Australian heroes.

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