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    Pell Field Northern Territory Australia

Location
Located 65 miles south of Darwin, to the north of Fenton Airfield. Also known as "Pell Airfield".

Naming Honor
Pell Airfield was named in honor of Major Floyd Pell, who was killed on February 19, 1942 piloting P-40E Warhawk Tail 28.

Wartime History
During 1944, several RAAF aircraft crashed at or around the airfield including two Boomerangs and two Beaufighters.

Allied units based at Pell
12 Squadron (Wirraway, Liberator) July 15, 1942 - ?
7 RSU Darwin January 12, 1943
4 RSU ? November 1, 1942

Japanese Missions Against Pell
October 24, 1942 (4:52am) Three bombers attack Pell, 2 P-40s intercept without result or damage.

August 13, 1943
(IJN) 753rd Kokutai G4M1 night raid over Pell

August 21, 1943
(3:30am) Force of twelve bombers attack targets including Pell, ten Spitfires intercept, no losses.

August 28, 1943
(IJN) 753rd Kokutai G4M1 night raid over Pell

September 18, 1943
(IJN) 753rd Kokutai G4M1 night raid over Pell

November 11, 1943
(IJN) 753rd Kokutai G4M1 night raid over Pell

References
Darwin's Air War (Revised Edition) page 65, 94, 115, 123, 181, 190, 192, 194

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018

 

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