Appendix 2 - RAAF Air Combats in NWA

Date Details Target Enemy raiding force Enemy units Allied force engaged Allied units Japanese claims Allied aircraft written off by enemy action Allied claims Japanese aircraft written off by allied action Allied combat aircraft destroyed on ground Enemy fatalities Allied air fatalities
23/24.11.42 Darwin Raid No.47 Darwin Port 3 G4M 753 AG 1 Kittyhawk 77 Sqn     1 bomber 1 G4M nil 9 KIA  
20.1.43 Darwin Raid No.50 Darwin Port 3 G4M 753 AG 1 Kittyhawk 76 Sqn     1 bomber nil      
6.2.43 Recco   1 Ki.46 70th RS 2 Spitfires 54 Sqn     1 recco 1 Ki.46   2 KIA  
2.3.43 Darwin Raid No.52 Coomalie airfield 21 Zero 1 Ki.46 202 AG & 70 RS 6 Spitfires 54 Sqn & Winco Section 3   2 fighters & 1 light bomber nil 1 Beaufighter  
7.3.43 Recco   1 Ki.46 70th RS 2 Spitfires 457 Sqn     1 recco 1 Ki.46   2 KIA  
15.3.43 Darwin Raid No.53 Darwin Port 19 G4M & 26 Zeros 753 & 202 AG 19 Spitfires 54, 452, 457 11 4 Spitfires 6 fighters & 2 bombers 1 Zero   1 KIA 3 KIA
2.5.43 Darwin Raid No.54 RAAF Darwin 18 G4M, 26 Zeros, 1 Ki.46 753 & 202 AG, & 70 RS 28 Spitfires 54, 452, 457 21 5 Spitfires 5 fighters & 2 Bombers nil     2 KIA
9.5.43 Millingimbi Raid No.1 Airfield & waterfront 7 G4M 753 AG 1 Beaufighter 31 Sqn       nil      
10.5.43 Millingimbi Raid No.2 Airfield & waterfront 9 Zeros 202 AG 5 Spitfires 457 Sqn 1 1 Spitfire 2 fighters 2 Zero 1 Beaufighter 1 KIA  
11.5.43 Wessel Island Harbour HMAS Latrobe 1 E13A 934 AG 1 Beaufighter 31 Sqn     1 floatplane 1 E13A   3 KIA  
23.5.43 Recco   1 Ki.46 70th RS 2 Spitfires 54 Sqn       nil      
28.5.43 Millingimbi Raid No.3 Airfield 8 G4M & 5 Zeros 753 & 202 AG 7 Spitfires 457 Sqn 4 2 Spitfires 3 bombers 3 G4M   18 KIA 2 KIA
20.6.43 Darwin Raid No.55 RAAF Darwin & Winnelie camp 18 Ki.49, 21 Ki.43, 9 Ki.48 61st, 59th, 75th AR 37 Spitfires Winco Section, 54, 452, 457 Sqns 9 3 Spitfires 9 bombers & 1 fighter 3 Ki.49, 1 Ki.43 15 KIA 2 KIA
28.6.43 Darwin Raid No.56 Darwin Fortress 9 G4M & 27 Zeros 753 & 202 AG 14 Spitfires 457 Sqn 1   4 fighters 1 G4M      
30.6.43 Darwin Raid No.57 Fenton airfield 23 G4M & 27 Zeros 753 & 202 AG 31 Spitfires 54, 452, 457 Sqns 16 4 Spitfires 3 bombers & 2 fighters 3 G4M 3 B-24   1 KIA
6.7.43 Darwin Raid No.58 Fenton airfield 22 G4M & 26 Zeros 753 & 202 AG 30 Spitfires 54, 452, 457 Sqns 14 5 Spitfires 5 bombers 4 G4M 1 B-24 23 KIA 3 KIA
18.7.43 Recco   1 Ki.46 70th RS 2 Spitfires 457 Sqn   nil 1 recco 1 Ki.46   2 KIA  
10.8.43 Millingimbi fighter sweep 2 A6M2-N floatplane fighters 934 AG 2 Spitfires 452 Sqn     1 floatplane 1 A6M2-N   1 KIA  
11.8.43 Recco   1 Ki.46 70th RS 2 Spitfires 457 Sqn       nil      
17.8.43 Multiple Recco Darwin & airfields 5 Ki.46 70th RS 6 Spitfires 457 Sqn     3 reccos 3 Ki.46   6 KIA  
17.8.43 Recco Darwin airfields 2 Ki.46 202 AG 2 Spitfires Winco Section     1 recco 1 Ki.46   3 KIA  
7.9.43 Escorted Recco Darwin & airfields 3 Ki.46 & 36 Zeros 70 RS & 202 AG 33 Spitfires 54, 452, 457 13 3 Spitfires 5 fighters 1 Zero   1 KIA 1 KIA
6.11.43 Recco Drysdale airfield 1 Ki.46 70th RS 6 Spitfires 457 Sqn       nil      
12.11.43 Darwin Raid No.64 Darwin & airfields 3 G4M 753 AG 1 Spitfire 457 Sqn     2 bombers 1 G4M   9 KIA  
                           
            Totals 94 28 65 30 6 96 14