80th anniversary of the Pacific War
7/8 December 2021 marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Pacific War in World War II, with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
What is less well known is that simultaneous attacks occurred at Kota Bharu in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Clark Field in the Philippines.
Among the first Australian units in action were No.1 and No. 453 Squadrons of the RAAF in Malaya.
Over the next few weeks we will be presenting Homepage features that chronicle some of the momentous events that followed.