Timor 1942: Australian Commandos at War with the Japanese
After Japan entered the war, the 2/2nd had been sent to Timor and following the Japanese occupation of the island in February, had been conducting a guerrilla war using 'hit and run' tactics. The 2/4th continued this guerrilla war and from September carried out many successful ambushes, blew bridges and roads, and manned two observation posts in the mountains outside Dili where they reported the movements of Japanese ships and aircraft. However, during the last few months of 1942, the Japanese had intensified their efforts to end such resistance and they made the situation untenable for the Australians. In mid-December the 2/2nd was evacuated from Timor to Darwin, as was the 2/4th in January 1943.
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2/2 Independent Company able action advance aerodrome Ainaro aircraft Allied ambush approached arrived assistance attack Australians beach bombing British Callinan camp Captain carried coast command continued convoy Corporal cover Darwin December decided defence Despite Dili Dutch Dutch Timor early East enemy equipment evacuation February fighting fire followed forward further Government head Headquarters heavy Independent Company island Japan Japanese killed kilometres Koepang landing later leaving Leggatt Lieutenant machine-gun Major March McKenzie morning mountain moved movement natives night observation officers once opened operations paratroops party patrol platoon Portuguese Timor position possible prepared Private radio raid range reached received remained reported rest result returned River road sent ships signal soldiers soon Sparrow Force supplies Timorese took town track transport troops units village withdraw wounded
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