By Michael Veitch
'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically advised, forty four DAYS is greater than only a becoming tribute to courageous yet neglected heroes. it is also a most sensible read.' **** ADELAIDE ADVERTISER
In March and April 1942, RAAF seventy five Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for forty four days while Australia really stood on my own opposed to the japanese. This workforce of uncooked younger recruits scrambled perpetually of their Kittyhawk warring parties to a unprecedented and heroic conflict, the tale of which has been left mostly untold.
The recruits had virtually not anything going for them opposed to the japanese conflict laptop, with the exception of one impressive chief named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 in all probability the oldest fighter pilot on this planet - who stated little, led from front, and who had completely no experience of actual fear.
Time and time back this courageous workforce have been hurled into conflict, opposed to all odds and good judgment, and succeeded in mauling a miles stronger enemy - when additionally scuffling with opposed to the air strength hierarchy. After relentless assault, the squadron was once nearly burnt up by the point aid got here, having succeeded of their undertaking - but in addition paying a bad price.
Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and seriously acclaimed writer, brings to lifestyles the impressive exploits and tragic sacrifices of this brave squadron of Australian heroes.
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44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia by Michael Veitch