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Old 3rd June 2017, 17:31
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First aircraft attack in the Pacific

On 8/12/41 Hudsons from 1Sq RAAF attacked Japanese ships off Malaya.
I have been able to find that aircraft involved included A16-19 US-B, A16-21 ??-?, A16-26 US-A, A16-82 ??-? and A16-94 US-C.
Can anyone provide more details of this action, including serials and codes of aircraft involved?
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Old 5th June 2017, 10:48
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Re: First aircraft attack in the Pacific

Have you checked the Australian archives website ?

You can find ORBs of Australian squadrons here, usually with this kind of detail. Due to the outcome of the Malayan campaign, details might be not available, but I will search there first.
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Old 5th June 2017, 16:21
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Re: First aircraft attack in the Pacific

Thanks Laurent. I will try that site again, but I must admit there's an issue between the way my mind works and the way the site works ..... I have much trouble finding anything I look for there.
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Old 5th June 2017, 18:11
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Re: First aircraft attack in the Pacific

You might try to locate the books War Without Glory by J D Balfe (1984, 293 pages), and Glory in Chaos by E R Halle (1989, 480 pages). The former book is readily available on the used market, but may be too broad. The latter book I could not find listed.

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Old 5th June 2017, 19:28
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Re: First aircraft attack in the Pacific

Here’s a list of the single plane actions conducted by 1 Squadron RAAF on December 8, 1941 from Glory In Chaos by ER Hall. No code letters given, just serial numbers. Sortie, T/o time, aircraft number and pilot given
Sortie 1. 0208 A16-21 Lockwood
Sortie 2 0215 A16-19 Ramshaw
Sortie 3 0215 A16-24 Verco
Sortie 4 0218 A16-94 Jones
Sortie 5 0220 A16-92 O’Brien
Sortie 6 0223 A16-51 Emerton
Sortie 7 0226 A16-52 Diamond
Sortie 8 0242 A16-23 Douglas
Sortie 9 0250 A16-53 Smith
Sortie 10 0315 A16-89 White
Sortie 11 0320 A16-19 Ramshaw
Sortie 12 0325 A16-92 O’Brien
Sortie 13 0330 A16-21 Lockwood
Sortie 14 0332 A16-52 Diamond
Sortie 15 0400 A16-20 Douglas
Sortie 16 0430 A16-53 Smith
Sortie 17 0440 A16-24 Verco
Sortie 18 0600 A16-92 O’Brien (reconnaissance)
Sortie 19 0645 A16-23 White
Sortie 20 0710 A16-21 Lockwood
Sortie 21 0720 A16-51 Smith

(Chaos pp 75-87)
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Old 6th June 2017, 10:05
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Re: First aircraft attack in the Pacific

Thanks (George?) Orwell1984. Your info has allowed me to ID a few more. If only more records were available ........
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