BLUFAfter the bombing of Darwin in 1942, there was a fear that the Japanese would invade Australia—a new fighter, the Boomerang, was quickly designed and put into production.
Larry Porges writing in Historynet, makes the following points:
- The Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942 was a catalyst.
- Though the Japanese never intended or had the capability to invade Australia.
- The Boomerang thought not a good fighter-aircraft was effective in providing close air support in air-to-ground actions.