Lat 36° 47' 16S Long 174° 37' 49E Whenuapai Airfield is located in northern Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand.
During World War II, used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as a military airfield.
RNZAF units based at Whenuapai
(P-40s) formed June 1, 1942
B-17E "Texas Tornado" Serial Number 41-2667
Pilot Cobb crashed June 9, 1942 during take off
Still in use as a military airport known as Whenuapai Airport with three runways. The first runway is oriented 21/03 measures 6,665' x 148' surfaced with asphalt. The second runway is oriented 26/08 measures 5,187' x 148' surfaced with concrete. The third runway is oriented 26R/08L measures 2,789' x 148' surfaced with grass. Airport code: ICAO: NZWP.
Whenuapai Airport - Official Website
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September 24, 2018