80 years on: 101-year-old veteran remembers Bombing of Darwin
The last surviving bombardier from the Bombing of Darwin is remembering the events from 80-years-ago.
More than 240 people were killed when Japanese aircraft attacked the Australian mainland on February 19, 1942.
The Japanese struck with stealth, speed and force, dropping 681 bombs weighing 114,000 kilograms on Darwin.
The last surviving bombardier to have served during the Bombing of Darwin is 101-year-old Brian Winspear.
Mr Winspear told Ben Fordham he came close to being killed 10 times.
“Anyone who joined the two squadrons at that time only had one chance in four of getting home.”
Press PLAY below to hear the full interview