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Daniel Leahy 2012
Lat 12° 25' 41"S Long 130° 50' 35"E Parap Airfield was located in the suburb of Parap in Darwin in the Northern Territory (NT) in Australia. Also known as Darwin Civil Aerodrome or Ross Smith Aerodrome for nearby Ross Smith Avenue.
Parap Airfield was established as the Australian hub for the 1919 air race from England to Australia.
Wartime units based at Parap (Darwin Civil Aerodrome)
12 Squadron (Wirraway) September 1939 - ?
34 Squadron (DH-84) formed at Darwin Civil February 23, 1942 - ?
In 1945, RAAF Darwin was opened up to civil operators, so there was no longer a need for a separate civilian airfield. Flight operations ceased at Parap ceased before the end of 1946.
The present day Ross Smith Avenue runs where the Parap Airfield runways once ran. The wartime Qantas hangar still stands.
Pacific Airfields - Darwin Civil
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information
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