Truk Lagoon: Japan’s Pearl Harbour

Tuesday July 23 at 8:30pm AEST


The planet’s greatest concentration of WW2 shipwrecks lie in a remote lagoon in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And outside the diving community, nobody seems to have heard of it! Throughout the Second World War, the lagoon was the principal base for the Japanese fleet – a mid-ocean fortress they believed to be impenetrable. But then came Operation Hailstone, a massive airstrike which changed the course of the Pacific War. Over two days in 1944, American aircraft sunk around 40 Japanese ships and destroyed hundreds of warplanes. This was the American payback for the attack on Pearl Harbour.

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Truk Lagoon: Japan's Pearl Harbour
Tue 23 July·8:30pm
Wed 24 July·4:45am
Wed 24 July·12:30pm
Sat 27 July·7:30pm
Sun 28 July·4:00am
Sun 28 July·9:30am