By Michael Veitch
'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically instructed, forty four DAYS is greater than only a becoming tribute to courageous yet missed 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 actually stood on my own opposed to the japanese. This staff of uncooked younger recruits scrambled perpetually of their Kittyhawk combatants 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 battle laptop, with the exception of one outstanding chief named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 very likely the oldest fighter pilot on this planet - who stated little, led from front, and who had totally no experience of actual fear.
Time and time back this courageous team have been hurled into conflict, opposed to all odds and good judgment, and succeeded in mauling a much more advantageous enemy - while additionally battling opposed to the air strength hierarchy. After relentless assault, the squadron used to be virtually burnt up by the point aid got here, having succeeded of their project - but additionally paying a negative price.
Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and seriously acclaimed writer, brings to lifestyles the amazing 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