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22 Mar 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Nine US Kittyhawk fighters based in Port Moresby, Australian Papua attacked the airfield near Lae on the northern coast of New Guinea. Shortly after, two Hudson bombers conducted a follow-up attack, but all their bombs missed the target. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | Lae | CPC]
4 Apr 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • In the morning, Australian pilot John Jackson alone flew over Lae on the northern coast of New Guinea and made a strafing run. In the afternoon, he led a group in attacking the same location, destroying several Japanese aircraft on the ground. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | Lae | CPC]
15 Sep 1943

Australian New Guinea

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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