Created by Tom Horn on 8 Oct 2009, Last Update on 8 Oct 2009

HMAS Australia Kamikazi - 21 Oct 1944

HMAS Australia is the target of the first kamikaze of the war. She is hit by a Japanese plane carrying a 200 kg (441 pound) bomb off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

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Tags : Australia,Philippines,Japan,Naval,Aerial,Pacific,Combat

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