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Bladin Point

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Name Bladin Point
Type Designation Point
Place Id 24572
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 25 March 2014
Locality / Suburb  
  Wickham
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named in 1942 after Air Commodore Francis Masson Bladin who was the North Western Area Commander from 1942 - 1943. He was in charge of the air defence of Australia during the early days of the Japanese bombing of Darwin. Air Commodore Bladin led a flight of five bombers in a strike against Kendari aerodrome, Celebes, Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies in 1942, destroying three enemy fighters on the ground and causing widespread damage. While returning to base, his aircraft drove off nine attacking fighters without loss to their own numbers. For his part in the action he was awarded the United States of America's Silver Star and was appointed C.B.E (Commander of The Order of the British Empire) in 1943.

Previously incorrectly Recorded as "Blaydin Point" and officially corrected and Registered as "Bladin Point" in 2014.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
25/03/2014 Date added to the Register
02/04/2014 NTG G13
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