By Andrew Tink
In August 1940 Australia have been at battle for nearly a yr whilst a Hudson bomber – the A16-97 – wearing ten humans, together with 3 cupboard ministers, crashed right into a ridge close to Canberra. within the ghastly inferno that the crash, the kingdom misplaced its key battle leaders. Over the subsequent one year, it turned transparent that the passing of Geoffrey road, Sir Henry Gullett and James Fairbairn had destabilized Robert Menzies’ wartime executive. As a right away yet not on time end result, John Curtin grew to become top minister in October 1941. Controversially, this booklet additionally tells the tale of even if Air Minister Fairbairn, instead of the Royal Australian Air strength (RAAF) pilot Bob Hitchcock, were on the controls.
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