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    Pearce Airfield (RAAF Base Pearce) Western Australia Australia
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NEIAF c1942
Location
Lat 31° 40' 4S Long 116° 0' 54E  Pearce Airfield is located at an elevation of 149' above sea level to the west of Pearce in Western Australia in Australia. Still in use today as RAAF Base Pearce.

Construction
Built as a military airfield.

Wartime History
Used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Netherlanders East Indies Air Force (NEIAF).

RAAF units based at Pearce Airfield
No. 14 Squadron
No. 25 Squadron
No. 5 Initial Training School

CA-17 Mark 20 Mustang A68-13
Crashed June 2, 1950 vertically near the airfield

Today
Still in use today as a military airfield by the the RAAF as RAAF Base Pearce with three runways. The first runway is oriented 23/05 measures 5,548' x 148' surfaced with asphalt. The second runway is oriented 36L/18R measures 5,712' x 98' surfaced with asphalt. The third runway is oriented 36R/18L measures 8,002' x 148' surfaced with asphalt. Airport Code: ICAO: YPEA.

References
Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF Base Pearce official website
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020

 

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