Darwin bombed more than Pearl Harbour

Japanese dropped more bombs on Darwin on 19 February 1942 than at Pearl Harbour?

The carrier based aircraft including Aichi D3A Vals and Nakajima B5N Kates dropped 82.550 kilograms of bombs in the first raid, whilst the Zero fighters intercepted American fighters and strafed installations. Mitsubishi G4M Bettys and G3M Nells dropped a further 32.050 kilograms of bombs in the noon raid on the RAAF Station.

The total number of bombs dropped was two-and-a-half times that dropped at Pearl Harbour, and 83 per cent of the tonnage unloaded at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941.

 

 

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