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    Whenuapai Airfield North Island New Zealand

Location
Lat 36° 47' 16S Long 174° 37' 49E Whenuapai Airfield is located in northern Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand.

Wartime History
Wartime airfield.

RNZAF units based at Whenuapai
15 Squadron (P-40s) formed June 1, 1942

B-17E "Texas Tornado" Serial Number 41-2667
Pilot Cobb crashed June 9, 1942 during take off

Today
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.

References
Whenuapai Airport - Official Website

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Last Updated
February 27, 2018

 

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