By Michael Veitch
'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically advised, forty four DAYS is greater than only a becoming tribute to courageous yet missed 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 actually stood by myself opposed to the japanese. This staff of uncooked younger recruits scrambled without end of their Kittyhawk combatants 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 battle computer, aside from one remarkable 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 completely no feel of actual fear.
Time and time back this courageous staff have been hurled into conflict, opposed to all odds and common sense, and succeeded in mauling a miles 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 undertaking - but additionally paying a bad price.
Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and severely acclaimed writer, brings to existence the tremendous exploits and tragic sacrifices of this brave squadron of Australian heroes.
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