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    Broome Western Australia Australia
IJN March 3, 1942
Lat 17° 57' 19S Long 122° 14' 21E  Broome is located on the coast of Western Australia in Australia. Borders Roebuck Bay to the south and to the west is the Indian Ocean.

Wartime History
On March 2, 1942 over 8,000 refugees from Java and the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) were flown from Java to Broome, Drysdale and Wyndham. It suffered two Japanese air raids. On March 2, 1942 a H6K4 Mavis from the Toko Kokutai (Toko Air Group) flew over the area enroute to Kendari and reports numberous aircraft at Broome and a strike is planned to target them.

Japanese missions against Broome
March 3, 1942–March 20, 1942

Broome Airfield
Built prior to the war, attacked twice by the Japanese.

Broome War Memorial
Erected by the Broome Community in memory of the Allied personnel and Dutch civilians who lost their lives as a result of the air raids on Broome March 3rd and March 20th, 1942. Dedicated ANZAC Day 25 April 2000.

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Last Updated
March 5, 2021


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