By Michael Veitch
'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 while Australia really stood by myself opposed to the japanese. This crew of uncooked younger recruits scrambled without end of their Kittyhawk warring parties to a unprecedented and heroic conflict, the tale of which has been left principally untold.
The recruits had virtually not anything going for them opposed to the japanese struggle desktop, apart from one amazing chief named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 probably the oldest fighter pilot on this planet - who acknowledged little, led from front, and who had totally no feel of actual fear.
Time and time back this courageous workforce have been hurled into conflict, opposed to all odds and common sense, and succeeded in mauling a much more desirable enemy - while additionally combating opposed to the air strength hierarchy. After relentless assault, the squadron used to be nearly burnt up by the point reduction got here, having succeeded of their project - but additionally paying a poor price.
Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and seriously acclaimed writer, brings to lifestyles the excellent exploits and tragic sacrifices of this brave squadron of Australian heroes.
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