Located in the Markam Valley at Nadzab,
north of the Markham River northwest of Lae. This airfield was nearest Nadzab village.
Built by the RAAF 62 Works Squadron, 2nd Mobile Works Squadron, 6th Mobile Works Squadron and 7th Mobile Works Squadron. Also, the 13th Survey & Design. Extensive taxiways and revetments
were built at the northeast and southwest ends of the runway.
Primarily, RAAF aircraft used Newton Field. Known to the U.S. Army as APO 713 unit 1 or APO 713-1.
Naming of Field
Also known as
"Newton Field" in honor of RAAF 22 Squadron pilot
W. E. Newton, shot down down
by AA fire near Salamaua flying DB-7B
Boston A28-3, who earned
the Victoria Cross on
March 17, 1943 and was executed by the Japanese.
Allied units based at Nadzab No. 4 (Newton) APO 713, Unit #1
71st TRG, HQ
5212 Reconnaissance Wing
3rd BG, 13th BS (A-20) March 1944
360th Service Group, FEAF CRTC, HQ 1944
CA-13 Boomerang Serial Number A46-174 Code QE-Y
Ground looped May 18, 1944 salvaged in 1974 by Charles Darby
Engineers in Theater Operations [Pacific] "Advance Area Aerodromes 31 January 1944", Map No. 24
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February 18, 2013