Black Swans over Java

Ian Duggan, softcover, 297 x 210mm, many B+W photos and maps, 132 pages, Hesperian Press, 2021. $44.95 ISBN 9780859058988

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Black Swans over Java

Ian Duggan, softcover, 297 x 210mm, many B+W photos and maps, 132 pages, Hesperian Press, 2021. $44.95 ISBN 9780859058988

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The story of the Corunna Downs WWII secret air base south of Marble Bar Western Australia, the men that worked there under unbearable conditions to provide fuel, and armaments to American and Australian B-24 Liberator bombers, and the heroic flight crews that flew missions bombing Japanese bases in Java and Bali.

The book includes detailed notes of USAAF 380th Bombardment Group and RAAF No. 25 (City of Perth) Squadron B-24 Liberator operations from Corunna Downs, over targets in the Netherlands East Indies. There is a chapter on flying the B-24 and one on the ground units at Corunna Downs. Another chapter describes a flurry of events in 1944 when a Japanese attack on the Western Australian coast was feared.

The author has been researching Corunna Downs ever since he spent a stint working at nearby Port Hedland in the 1980s,

 

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