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MacDonald Airfield | Drive along the airfield | NORTHERN TERRITORY

Discussion in 'Living History' started by NT_Australia, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. NT_Australia

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    13° 46'S 131° 43'E Renamed MacDonald Airfield in honour of Wing Commander Joshua Roger Gray McDonald of No. 13 Squadron RAAF who was killed, along with his crew, at Laha on 10 December 1941. McDonald (often mistakenly "Macdonald") was classified as an existing Operational Base suitable for the operation of medium bombers in any weather. The aerodrome elevation was quoted as being 660 feet and it had a single, sealed, runway of 5150 feet, aligned 129° [Runway 13/31]. Individual dispersal was available for 19 medium bomber sized aircraft with plans for a further 5 dispersal points.
     
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    Interesting. Are there any surviving structures?
     

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