On this day Leading Seaman Francis Emms, heroically fought back during the attack on Darwin harbour. Leading Seaman Francis Emms, a cook on board HMAS Kara Kara, pictured, rushed to his Action Post. Firing his machine gun from the ship’s weather deck, he was fatally wounded by the incoming fire from the Zeroes. After the raid he was taken to the damaged but still functioning Hospital Ship Manunda. Emms died later that day.