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Strauss (28-Mile)

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General Information

Site Type:
Airfield
State:
Northern Territory
Lat / Long:
-12.657201° / 131.077092°
UTM:
52L 725592 8599876
Namesake:
Capt Allison W Strauss (Killed 27 April 1942)

Wartime Units

Classification

Aerodrome Guide, October 1945

Control:
RAAF
Class:
Emergency Landing Ground
Altitude:
150 ft
Runways:
Dimensions (ft)DirectionSurface
5000166°Gravel
Remarks:
Timber to 50' high surrounds field. No facilities. Darwin 21 miles N.

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Plans

Heritage Listings

Associated Sites

Cemeteries

  • Adelaide River War Cemetery

External Links

References

Posse, V. 2003, Together Up There: The Unit History of No. 549 RAF / RAAF Fighter Squadron in Australia during World War Two. Loftus: Australian Military History Publications.

Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF] 1945, Aerodrome Guide: Australia and Adjacent Islands. Directorate of Tactics and Operational Requirements, Air Force Headquarters.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.