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 best read.' **** ADELAIDE ADVERTISER
In March and April 1942, RAAF seventy five Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for forty four days whilst Australia really stood by myself opposed to the japanese. This team of uncooked younger recruits scrambled forever of their Kittyhawk warring parties to a rare and heroic conflict, the tale of which has been left mostly untold.
The recruits had nearly not anything going for them opposed to the japanese battle desktop, aside from one remarkable chief named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 probably the oldest fighter pilot on the planet - who acknowledged little, led from front, and who had completely no feel 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 greater enemy - while additionally combating 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 in addition paying a bad price.
Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and significantly acclaimed writer, brings to existence the very good exploits and tragic sacrifices of this brave squadron of Australian heroes.
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