This Day in History: 1944-10-21
(October 21, 1944)
The first kamikaze attack on HMAS Australia occurs when a Japanese aircraft carrying a 200 kg (441 lb) bomb strikes the superstructure above the bridge. 30 crew members were killed in the attack, which inflicted major damage to the ship but did not destroy it due to the bombs’ failure to explode.
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