Darwin, NT, Australia


The Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, post office after the Japanese air raid of February 19, 1942. Commencing at 9:58 a.m., with no warning, two waves of fighters and bombers – 242 in all – laid waste to the thinly defended port city.


One bomb hit the post office killing the postmaster and his family, and just outside, a bomb’s direct hit on a slit-trench killed six young women telegraphers taking shelter.darwin-po-3

In all, ten postal employees died during the raid.