How many Australians served in World War 2?

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575,799 Australians served overseas during WWII out of a Military force of 993,000.
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Where did Australian troops serve during World War 2?

\n. \nAustralians mainly served in Italy fighting Mussolinis (spelling) forces.\n. \n Answer \n. \nAustralian Troops served in the Western Desert Campaign in North Africa,with the other Commonwealth\ntroops.\nThey also served in the far east in Burma and New Guinea,as well as the R.A.A.F pilots in the Battle of Britain and later battles, and the R.A.Navy, in many theaters with Allied Navies.\nThey did a lot !

How many Australians died in World War 2?

Answer . There were 39,366 Australian military deaths and 735 civilian deaths.\n. \nFor more info on Australian casualties in WWII go the the Australian War Memorial site at http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/statistics/index.htm. \n Answer \n. \nSources indicate anywhere from 25,000 to 35,000 in total.\n. \nThe Australian War Memorial lists the totals as 19,235 battle-related deaths and 20,194 non-battle-related deaths in World War 2.

In what areas of the world did australians serve during world war 2?

World war one started in 1914 and ended four years later in 1918. 416 000 Australians volunteered to help in World War I. 324 000 of these people served overseas. More than 60 000 Australians were killed. Us australians served in Gallipoli, Turkey; The Western Front in France; Egypt and the Middle East; In Germany, New Guinea, Mesopotamia and India,etc. hope this helps!

How many World War 2 battles were in Australian waters?

The Japanese had no plans to invade Australia during the Second World War but they did plan to cut Australia's supply line with America by establishing bases in the south-west Pacific islands. The Japanese first attacked the Australian mainland on 19 February 1942 when they launched a devastating air raid on Darwin in the Northern Territory. Two weeks later, more aircraft attacked Broome in Western Australia killing about 70 people. By the end of September 1943, Japanese pilots had flown 97 air raids against towns and bases in northern Australia. In early May 1942, an American carrier force intercepted a Japanese carrier force in the Coral Sea and, after a fierce aerial battle - the Battle of the Coral Sea - the Japanese turned back. At the same time, hundreds of kilometres to the north, HMA Ships Hobart and Australia were part of a task force sent to intercept a Japanese invasion fleet heading for Port Moresby. This force was attacked by enemy aircraft but, as a result of the American action in the Coral Sea, the invasion fleet also turned back. These actions were the first major setbacks to the Japanese during their advance south in the Pacific Ocean area. One month later, after a further naval defeat in the Battle of Midway, they abandoned their plans to capture Fiji, Samoa and the New Hebrides. On 31 May 1942, the war came to the east coast when three Japanese midget submarines entered Sydney Harbour. In June 1942 a submarine lightly shelled the eastern suburbs in Sydney and then Newcastle. Japanese submarines also attacked coastal shipping, causing the loss of some 60 lives and 29,000 tons of shipping during the two months after the midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour. However, between July and September 1942, Japanese land forces continued their efforts to take Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, fighting Australians on the Kokoda Track where they were eventually pushed back. In August 1942, Japanese marines landed at Milne Bay where Australian troops, together with RAAF Kittyhawk squadrons, defeated them. The Battle of Milne Bay was the first Japanese defeat on land in the Pacific War.