12° 28' 0S Long 130° 49' 60E Darwin is located
on the north coast of the Northern Territory in Australia. Borders Darwin Harbor to the west and Shoal Bay to the north. To the south of Darwin Airfield is the suburb of Winnellie. The Stuart Highway and Stuart Rail Road extends to the southeast.
During the Pacific War, Darwin sustained 64 air raids by Japanese
aircraft between February 19, 1942 until November 12, 1943 that
rendered Darwin port ineffective for most of the war. A number
of airfields were built in the vicinity to base RAAF,
USAAF and NEIAF aircraft. During 1942-1945 the U. S. Army designated Darwin APO 921 (Army Post Office 921).
missions against Darwin
February 19, 1942 - November 12, 1943
Harbor with sunken ship and airplane wrecks from the war
Point Military Museum & Fortifications
Museum built at wartime bunker location
Suburb to the south of Darwin Airfield includes the
Australian Aviation Heritage Centre (Darwin Aviation Museum).
Storage Tanks & Tunnels
One of the more interesting things constructed in Darwin during
World War II were some oil storage tanks near the wharves.
Originally eight were planned but only four were built. Today,
two of these are open for viewing between 10 am and 2 PM. Tunnels
driven into the limestone go underneath Darwin's City Center.
Berrimah War Cemetery
Located opposite 119 AGH hospital facility east of Darwin.
Darwin Area Airfields
Darwin Airfield (RAAF Station Darwin, RAAF Darwin) built prewar first RAAF airfield in the
Parap Airfield (Darwin Civil Aerodrome) located at Darwin also known as Ross Smith Drome.
Oz@War - Japanese air radis in Australia during WW2 - Northern Territory
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March 18, 2020