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Boots
 
September 19th, 2005  
Max Power
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LIPS
What was the Australian Army's worse training accident?

Kapooka, May 1945, 26 sappers were killed.
Correct
September 19th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
What was the Australian Military's worse peacetime training accident?

The collision between HMAS Melbourne and Voyager on the 10 FEB 1964 when 82 sailors lost their lives.
September 21st, 2005  
Bory
 
 
Name two Australian cities other than Darwin that were bombed by the Japanese in World War 2
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Boots
September 22nd, 2005  
Max Power
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LIPS
What was the Australian Military's worse peacetime training accident?

The collision between HMAS Melbourne and Voyager on the 10 FEB 1964 when 82 sailors lost their lives.
Correct.

Bory wrote:

Name two Australian cities other than Darwin that were bombed by the Japanese in World War 2

Townsville and Newcastle.


Who were the only two Australians to have the same citation for their Victoria Crosses?
September 27th, 2005  
Padre
 
 
Name the place, north of Broome Australia, that was strafed by a Japanese Zero in WW2, killing a few aboriginals and their priest - an incident kept quiet at the time and little known about today.

CPL. WILLIAM DUNSTAN and CPL. ALEXANDER STEWART BURTON received the same citation for their VC's (09.08.1915 - Lone Pine, WWI)

LT. FREDERICK HAROLD TUBB received a VC for bravery at the same place and time as Dunstan & Burton, but recieved a different citation.
September 29th, 2005  
Max Power
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Padre
Name the place, north of Broome Australia, that was strafed by a Japanese Zero in WW2, killing a few aboriginals and their priest - an incident kept quiet at the time and little known about today.

CPL. WILLIAM DUNSTAN and CPL. ALEXANDER STEWART BURTON received the same citation for their VC's (09.08.1915 - Lone Pine, WWI)

LT. FREDERICK HAROLD TUBB received a VC for bravery at the same place and time as Dunstan & Burton, but recieved a different citation.
You are correct about Dunstan & Burton Padre. I am assuming you own a copy of "They dared mightily, Australia's Victoria Cross winners"

As for the question you posed, I had to look it up on the Internet and came up with this:

The airfield and the staging base at Drysdale Mission in Western Australia were bombed at 0956 hrs on 27 September 1943 by twenty one IJAAF Kawasaki Ki-48 "Lily" bombers escorted by Navy Zero fighters. They bombed and machine gunned the airfield. The ammunition hut exploded when it was hit by a bomb. There were no casualties at the airfield but a direct hit on a slit trench at the Mission itself, killed Father Thomas and five aboriginals.

http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/drysdale.htm
September 29th, 2005  
Padre
 
 
Yes I got the VC names from "They Dared Mightily" (1963 edition). Spot on Max with answer to my question, well done, although I only knew it as Kalumburu mission. I like to cite it to those who argue that the Japanese were never planning a full assault or invasion of Northern Australia, as one of a few items that indicate otherwise. Japanese scouts were located at Broome in '43.
September 29th, 2005  
Padre
 
 
The Royal Australian Navy men killed in the Vietnam War on HMAS Hobart were killed by which country and with what weapon?
October 7th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Padre
The Royal Australian Navy men killed in the Vietnam War on HMAS Hobart were killed by which country and with what weapon?
HMAS Hobart
3 Tours: 7 Mar 67 - 27 Sep 67, 22 Mar 68 -11 Oct 68, 6 Mar 70 -17 Oct 70

Between 1967 and 1971, Australian destroyers were attached to the United States Seventh fleet for six-month tours of duty. HMAS Hobart was the first Australian destroyer deployed. During her second deployment to Vietnam, Hobart was accidentally attacked by US aircraft. The ship was damaged and two Australians were killed. During her second deployment Hobart was under fire on three occasions. The deployment was mainly involved in NGFS in support of a joint Australian/ARVN sweep between the Long Hai hills and the coastline
Source: http://www.vvaa.org.au/oob.htm

The Hobart was attacked by missles from 7th Airforce jets. For a complete story of the attack go here: http://www.gunplot.net/vietnam/hobartvietnam.html

The Hobart also recieved The United States Navy Unit Commendation for her service.
Source: http://www.vvaa.org.au/hobart.htm
October 7th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
tomtom22 you are a font of knowledge