SYDNEY, NSW. 1942-06-10. The spent 17.7 INCH Torpedo, either type 96 or 97, Fired by the unidentified  Japanese midget submarine (known as Midget A), which ran ashore at Garden island during the attack on SYDNEY HARBOUR on 31 MAY 1942. Note the blast wall of sandbags in the background, constructed prior to the torpedo being dragged further in.  (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION). Date	10 June 1942.

Japanese Type 98 torpedo that ran aground on Green Island in Sydney Harbor during the submarine attack 9 days earlier being prepared for recovery, Sydney, Australia, Jun Note the sandbags.

city in ruins after a 1942 Japanese air raid on Darwin - Northern Territory. The first attack on Darwin was led by the same Japanese Commander responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbour ten weeks earlier.

Darwin city in ruins after a 1942 Japanese air raid - Northern Territory. The first attack on Darwin was led by the same Japanese Commander responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbour ten weeks earlier.

During World War II, Cockatoo Island was the main ship repair facility in the southwest Pacific. 250 ships were converted or repaired at the island, including the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. In August 1943, the cruiser HMAS Hobart limped into Sydney Harbour and Cockatoo Island for repairs and modernisation after suffering torpedo damage in the New Hebrides. In 1945 HMAS Australia, a veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, also steamed home for repairs after suffering kamikaze attacks

During World War II, Cockatoo Island was the main ship repair facility in the southwest Pacific. 250 ships were converted or repaired at the island, including the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. In August 1943, the cruiser HMAS Hobart limped into Sydney Harbour and Cockatoo Island for repairs and modernisation after suffering torpedo damage in the New Hebrides. In 1945 HMAS Australia, a veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, also steamed home for repairs after suffering kamikaze attacks

The Japanese bombing of Darwin and northern Australia

Merchant vessels Barossa and Neptuna burning in Darwin Harbour near the jetty after receiving direct hits during the first Japanese air raid on 19 February

Darwin's post office was in ruins after the bombing of the city, 19 February 1942.

Image Darwin's post office was in ruins after the bombing of the city, 19 February - Commonwealth Government Records about the Northern Territory

September 2nd, 1945. Aboard the USS Missouri, Australian General Thomas Blamey signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. This document saw the surrendering of Japan and the end of the Second World War. https://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/040969

Military history of Australia during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Japanese midget submarines enter Sydney Harbour in WWII. On This Day ……. 31st May 1942 When the town of Darwin was bombed by the Japanese in World War II, Australians were forced to accept the reality of how close the war was. Further bombing raids continued along Australia’s northwestern coastline, and even Townsville and Mossman in far north Queensland, but the war was […]

A Japanese Ko-hyoteki class midget submarine, believed to be Midget No. is raised from Sydney Harbour the day after the attack.


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