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    Whenuapai Airfield North Island New Zealand
Lat 36° 47' 16S Long 174° 37' 49E  Whenuapai Airfield is located in northern Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand.

Wartime History
During World War II, used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as a military airfield.

RNZAF units based at Whenuapai
15 Squadron (P-40s) formed June 1, 1942

B-17E "Texas Tornado" Serial Number 41-2667
Pilot Cobb crashed June 9, 1942 during take off

Still in use as a military airport known as Whenuapai Airport with three runways. The first runway is oriented 21/03 measures 6,665' x 148' surfaced with asphalt. The second runway is oriented 26/08 measures 5,187' x 148' surfaced with concrete. The third runway is oriented 26R/08L measures 2,789' x 148' surfaced with grass. Airport code: ICAO: NZWP.

Whenuapai Airport - Official Website

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020


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