In 1942, nine Japanese Zero fighters and a reconnaissance plane descended on Roebuck Bay. The attack killed more than 80 people, many of whom were women and children, and destroyed 22 Australian, Dutch and US aircraft. It was Australia's second worst mainland wartime attack and many of the flying boat wrecks can still be seen at low tide in Broome to this day.
Booklet published in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese air raid on Broome. This publication is dedicated to the victims and all who have suffered losses as part of the Australian–Dutch Alliance during World War II... (read this booklet here)