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    Darwin Northern Territory Australia

Location
Lat 12° 28' 0S Long 130° 49' 60E  Darwin is located on the north coast of Australia. To the west is Darwin Harbor. To the north is Shoal Bay. The Stuart Highway and Stuart Rail Road extends to the southeast into the inland of the Northern Territory.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Darwin sustained 64 air raids by Japanese aircraft between February 19, 1942 until November 12, 1943 that rendered Darwin port ineffective for most of the war. A number of airfields were built in the vicinity to base RAAF, USAAF and NEIAF aircraft.

Japanese missions against Darwin
February 19, 1942 - November 12, 1943

Darwin Harbor
Harbor with sunken ship and airplane wrecks from the war

East Point Military Museum & Fortifications
Museum built at wartime bunker location

Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
Aviation museum with several WWII aircraft and displays

Oil Storage Tanks & Tunnels
One of the more interesting things constructed in Darwin during World War II were some oil storage tanks near the wharves. Originally eight were planned but only four were built. Today, two of these are open for viewing between 10 am and 2 PM. Tunnels driven into the limestone go underneath Darwin's City Center.

Berrimah War Cemetery
Located opposite 119 AGH hospital facility east of Darwin.

    Darwin area Airfields
  Built prior to the war important airfield
  Located at Darwin, also known as Ross Smith Drome
  Built prior to the war important airfield
  Located at the southeast corner of Bathurst Island
  south of Darwin used by USAAF and RAAF
  Wartime airfield in south suburb of Darwin
  wartime airfield used by RAAF
  south of Darwin along the highway
  south of Darwin along highway
  south of Darwin along highway, Hughes Field is to the north
  north of Fenton used by RAAF attacked by Japanese twice
  north of Fenton used by RAAF attacked by Japanese twice
  fighter airfield and emergency landing ground
  located near Adelaide River, fighter airfield
  emergency landing ground southwest of Darwin
  emergency landing ground southwest of Darwin
  emergency landing ground south of Darwin
  emergency landing ground south of Darwin

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Last Updated
November 6, 2017

 

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