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    Daly Waters Airfield Northern Territory Australia

Location
Daly Waters Airfield is located at Daly Waters.

Wartime History
During the early months of 1942, Daly Waters Airfield was used by the U. S. Army Air Force as a way point airfield on the "Brereton Route" for B-17 Flying Fortress operations between Australia to the Java. It was a staging base for aircraft from Cloncurry Airfield bound for Darwin area airfields.

Daly Waters was upgraded as an RAAF operational air base during February 1942

RAAF units based at Daly Waters
13 Squadron (Hudson)
12 Squadron
1 RSU
19th BG (B-17)

B-17D "The Gazelle" 40-3079
Pilot Skiles crashed March 14, 1942

C-47B Dakota Serial Number A65-75
Crashed October 1956

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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