Corunna downs

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 12:48
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Hi all . Off on our next trip next Monday up north again . I was wondering if anybody knew where i could download a plan of Corunna Downs bomber strip ? , as we may go there and it would be nice to know where everything was . Iv'e dun all the uasual searchers to a aval . Found a lot on military airfields , but no plan's and nothing on Corunna Downs . Thanks in advance Errol
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Reply By: joc45 - Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 17:15

Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 17:15
Google search on "Corunna airstrip" gave me 126 hits. This was a pretty important airfield during WWII, and over 2km long, taking the biggest bombers. Long while since I've been there (late 80's), but quite interesting, and Corunna station had a few interesting relics in their museum.

Gerry
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Reply By: Pluto - Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 21:00

Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 21:00
There is a small book available at ther Marble Bar Tourist Bureau called Corunna Downs The Invisible WW2 Airfield. It's an interesting read. Unfortunately it doesn't include a layout of the area.

You'll have fun trying to sort out the WW2 building sites from subsequent mining infrastructure. get up on the ridge nearby and you will be able to spot a lot of the airfield features, such as gun pits and aircraft dispersal areas.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 21:22

Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 21:22
Errol

Try this

Corunna Downs

Visitors who may wish to look at the old Corunna Downs airfield should contact Corunna Downs Homestead.

Richard
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 14:38

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 14:38
The lady at the Marble Bar Caravan Park is a mine of information and has some plans available.
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