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    Melville Island Northern Territory Australia
Lat 11° 40' 0S Long 131° 0' 0E  Melville Island is located off the northern coast in the Northern Territory of Australia. To the east borders the Dundas Strait. To the west borders Apsley Strait and Bathurst Island. To the south is Clarence Strait, Darwin and Darwin Harbor. To the southeast is Van Diemen Gulf.

A6M2 Model 21 Zero Manufacture Number 5349 Tail BII-124
Pilot Toyoshima force landed February 19, 1942 wreckage salvaged displayed Australian Aviation Heritage Centre.

Point Jahleel
Located on the northeast coast of Melville Island.

B-25C Mitchell Serial Number N5-133
Pilot Swane force landed March 30, 1943

Cape Gambier
Located on Melville Island.

Spitfire Mark Vc Serial Number A58-107 Tail EE607
Pilot Nichterlein crashed June 20, 1943

Snake Bay Airport
Built postwar near Snake Bay. Airport codes: ICAO: YSNB IATA: SNB.

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February 18, 2021


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