Long Airfield

Long Airfield

Long Airfield was a airfield near Hayes Creek, Northern Territory, Australia during World War II.

The airfield was constructed in late 1943 by No.14 Airfield Construction Squadron RAAF. The bitumen surfaced runway was convert|2400|ft|m long and convert|50|ft|m wide. Fifty three aircraft dispersal bays with some protected with earth revetments were also constructed.

Long Airfield was generally employed in an associated and support role for nearby Fenton Airfield. The airfield has been abandoned since 1945.

Japanese Air Raids against Long Airfield

*14 August 1943
*15 September 1943 (00:25 am)
*18 Septemnber 1943 (03:50 am)

Units based at Long Airfield

*380th Bombardment Group
*No. 23 Squadron RAAF

References

* [http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=47 Australian Heritage Database]
* [http://www.ozatwar.com/airfields/longairfield.htm OzatWar website]

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