13° 4' 0S 131° 1' 59E Payne Airfield on Mount Bundy Station at Adelaide River to the south of Darwin parallel to the Stuart Highway to the east of the Adelaide River. Also known as "Payne Field". Nearby is Adelaide River Airfield.
During 1942, used by Allied fighter aircraft as a base.
During June 1942, named in honor of 2nd Lt. William H. Payne, Jr. killed piloting P-40E Warhawk 41-5557 on June 10, 1942.
Oz@War "Adelaide River Emergency Landing Ground (E.L.G.), in the Northern Territory"
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January 9, 2018