Gunner (Dog)

Gunner (Dog)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gunner (born c. August 1941) was a stray male kelpie who became notable for his reliability to accurately alert allied airforce personnel that Japanese aircraft were approaching Darwin during World War II.The small six-month old black and white male kelpie was found whimpering, having suffered a broken front leg, under a destroyed mess hut at Darwin Air Force base on 19 February 1942, following the first wave of Japanese attacks on Darwin Airforce personnel took him to a field hospital, but the doctor insisted he couldn't fix a "man" with a broken leg without knowing his name and serial number. The doctor repaired and plastered his leg after the airforce personnel replied that his name was "Gunner" and his number was "0000." Gunner entered the airforce on that day.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136543664
  • 9786136543666