These are some of the RAAF aircraft against whom the Tainan fought. Some may be surprised to see a civilian DC-3 in the mix. This was Australian National Airways 'Kurana' which delivered Australian Commandos to Wau in May 1942.


RAAF Beauforts were deployed to Port Moresby around June 1942, and attacked shipping off Lae at night.


The Tainan encountered RAAF Beaufighters only once - and at a distance.


They encountered RAAF Hudsons several times.

The Tiger Moth was used by the USAAF to search for downed pilots in the Port Moresby area throughout 1942.