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    Livingstone Field (34 Mile) Northern Territory Australia
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Watson October 1942

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Norman Wilford 1943
Livingstone Field was located near a cattle property called Humpty Doo roughly 34 miles south of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. Also known as Livingstone Airfield, 34 Mile Drome or 34 Mile. Some wartime references incorrectly spelled the location as "Livingston Field" (without the "e"). To the east is the Stuart Highway and to the west is the Stuart Rail Road. To the north was Hughes Field (30 Mile).

Wartime History
This aircraft was used by Allied fighter aircraft during the defense of Darwin. During 1942, the 49th Fighter Group (49th FG) main camp in Australia was located on the Humpty Doo cattle ranch property and the personnel were dubbed the "Boys of Humpty Doo".

Renamed renamed "Livingstone Field" in honor of P-40E Warhawk 41-24873 piloted by Lt. John Livingstone who crashed on take off and was killed on April 4, 1942.

Allied units based at Livingstone
U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF)
49th Fighter Group, 9th Fighter Squadron (P-40E Warhawk) May-August 1942
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

No. 77 Squadron (P-40E) Batchelor Field September 1942–February 1943 departs Milne Bay
457 Squadron (Spitfire)

Protect & Avenge page 38 (photo), 49 (photo), 50 (map)

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Last Updated
April 19, 2021


Map 1943

March 1944
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