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The Resource RAAF Black Cats : the secret history of the covert Catalina mine-laying operations Japan's war machine

RAAF Black Cats : the secret history of the covert Catalina mine-laying operations Japan's war machine

Label
RAAF Black Cats : the secret history of the covert Catalina mine-laying operations Japan's war machine
Title
RAAF Black Cats
Title remainder
the secret history of the covert Catalina mine-laying operations Japan's war machine
Title variation
  • Royal Australian Air Force black cats
  • RAAF black catalinas
  • Royal Australian Air Force black catalinas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, 'I don't think I'm coming back'. Forty years later Robert decided to investigate what happened to his brother. What he uncovered was an extraordinary story of a covert Australian airborne mine-laying operation in cooperation with the US Seventh Fleet to disrupt the Japanese supply routes. One of the riskier and more dangerous RAAF undertakings of the Pacific War, secrecy restrictions were imposed on everyone involved. They were never formally lifted. Had it not been for a chance meeting that allowed Robert access to previously unopened files in the US national archives, this remarkable story may never have been untold. What he unearthed revealed the sacrifice and achievements of the RAAF Catalina crews and the vital role they played in MacArthur's strategic plan for the south-west Pacific
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cleworth, Bob
Dewey number
940.544
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Suter-Linton, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cleworth, Bob
  • Cleworth, Reg
  • Cleworth, Robert
  • Australia
  • United States
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Catalina (Seaplane)
  • Brothers
  • Security classification (Government documents)
  • Missing persons
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Missing in action
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Darwin (N.T.)
Label
RAAF Black Cats : the secret history of the covert Catalina mine-laying operations Japan's war machine
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065437322
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1104072662
Label
RAAF Black Cats : the secret history of the covert Catalina mine-laying operations Japan's war machine
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065437322
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1104072662

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