World War II Airstrip Long - NT

  Airstrip

Position

DEG: -13.57995 131.420486
DMS: 13º 34' 47.82" S 131º 25' 13.75" E
UTM: 52 L 8497429mN 761928mE
Altitude: 114.78m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Airstrip

Location

139.42kms SouthEast of Darwin - Driving 169 km (1 hour 54 mins)

Address & Contact

Douglas-daly NT 0822
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Orientation 132°. This Airstrip is located on Douglas Station and is on private property,From Hayes Creek Inn head North 6Km, Turn left onto Dorat Rd, head west for 1.7Km turn left 150m at Douglas Rd to the lo.cked ga.te. Permission must be obtained and must book a tour with Doc ,Ph 08 8978 2479
In the early hours of the morning of 14 August 1943, Japanese aircraft dropped bombs near the southern end of the taxiway at Long airfield.
At 00.25 am on 15 September 1943, Japanese aircraft dropped bombs at Long airfield in the Northern Territory. A weapons carrier attached to 14 Mobile Works Squadron (1MWS) RAAF was slightly damaged during the bombing raid. The Officer's Mess was totally destroyed by a direct hit from an anti-personnel bomb. An unexploded bomb was later found at the southern end of the taxiway.
Text Courtesy Peter Dunn's "Australia @ War" www.ozatwar.com

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Douglas River at 27/05:30pm CST
Distance from World War II Airstrip Long 37.87km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
27.4°C28.9°C66%20.5°C1010.2hPa0.0mmWSW13km/hr
7knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Douglas River
Distance from World War II Airstrip Long 37.87km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.733.333.634.533.031.031.633.536.737.536.835.0
Mean Min. °C23.823.723.120.416.413.312.714.118.622.323.523.7
Mean Rain mm281.7289.3235.853.110.42.32.71.44.437.4116.0208.0

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