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    Bankstown Airfield (Bankstown Airport) New South Wales Australia
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Hague June 1942
Location
Lat 33° 55' 28S Long 150° 59' 18E  Bankstown Airfield is located at an elevation of 29' above sea level at Bankstown in New South Wales in Australia. Still in use today as Bankstown Airport.

Wartime History
During early 1942, used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as a military airfield for fighter aircraft.

American units based at Bankstown
49th FG, HQ ? - April 16, 1942 Batchelor
49th FG, 7th FS (P-40) mid February - March 1942
41st FS, 35th FG (P-39) Mount Gambier April 7 - July 20, 1942 to 7-Mile Drome

Today
Still in use today as Bankstown Airport or Sydney Bankstown Airport as a public airport for civilian aviation. Bankstown Airport has three runways. The first runway is oriented 29C/11C measures 4,644' x 98' surfaced with asphalt. The second runway is oriented 29L/11R measures 3,419' x 75' surfaced with asphalt. The third runway is oriented 29R/11L measures 3,609' x 98' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: YSBK IATA: BWU.

Australian Aviation Museum
Museum located at Bankstown Airport

References
Bankstown Airport Ltd. - Official Website

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Last Updated
February 9, 2021

 

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