By Michael Veitch

ISBN-10: 0733638813

ISBN-13: 9780733638817

ISBN-10: 1489356916

ISBN-13: 9781489356918

The epic international battle II tale of Australia's seventy five Squadron - and the forty four days while those courageous and infrequently informed pilots fought on my own opposed to the Japanese.

'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically advised, forty four DAYS is greater than only a becoming tribute to courageous yet ignored heroes. it is also a best read.' **** ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

In March and April 1942, RAAF seventy five Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for forty four days whilst Australia actually stood on my own opposed to the japanese. This crew of uncooked younger recruits scrambled eternally of their Kittyhawk combatants to a rare and heroic conflict, the tale of which has been left principally untold.

The recruits had nearly not anything going for them opposed to the japanese conflict desktop, with the exception of one remarkable chief named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 almost certainly the oldest fighter pilot on the earth - who stated little, led from front, and who had completely no experience of actual fear.

Time and time back this courageous team have been hurled into conflict, opposed to all odds and common sense, and succeeded in mauling a much more suitable enemy - when additionally struggling with opposed to the air strength hierarchy. After relentless assault, the squadron was once virtually burnt up by the point reduction got here, having succeeded of their undertaking - but additionally paying a negative price.

Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and significantly acclaimed writer, brings to lifestyles the wonderful exploits and tragic sacrifices of this brave squadron of Australian heroes.

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