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    Adelaide River Airfield (Adelaide River ELG) Northern Territory Australia

Location
Lat 13° 4' 0S 131° 1' 59E  Adelaide River Airfield is located at Adelaide River to the south of Darwin parallel to the Stuart Highway to the south of the Adelaide River. Also known as "Adelaide River Field". Nearby is Payne Field.

Wartime History
During 1942, used by Allied fighter aircraft as a base. By March 1944, this airfield was listed as an Emergency Landing Ground (ELG) known as "Adelaide River ELG".

Allied units based at Adelaide River
U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF)
49th Fighter Group, 8th Fighter Squadron (P-40E Warhawk C. O. Captain Strauss) April - May 11, 1942 Strauss

References
Protect & Avenge pages 40, 50 (map)
Oz@War "Adelaide River Emergency Landing Ground (E.L.G.), in the Northern Territory"

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Last Updated
March 31, 2017

 

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