Originally Posted by captiva303
TBH the situation there wasn't nice... although I would say that it was met by equal amounts of heroism and panic. It was a sustained air campaign on an isolated place. With the initial attack had more bombs on less targets than Pearl harbor.
Maybe not but one of the funniest things I ever heard came out of the Darwin attack, a sailor on HMAS Wato gave an interview after the war about the incident and he was saying that he saw a Japanese dive bomber coming straight for him, he could see the bombs underneath and all he could think of was "What am I going to do now I have no weapons I will have to catch the bloody thing".
It is amazing what goes through a persons mind in instants like that.