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    Truscott Western Australia Australia
Truscott is located coast on the salt plains of the Anjo Peninsula in Western Australia in Australia.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Truscott Airfield was built at this location to support RAAF aerial operations in this area.

On July 20, 1944 a reconnaissance Ki-46 Dinah 1059 was detected by radar and reached the Truscott area before it was intercepted and shot down by Spitfires from No. 54 Squadron. Although it dropped no ordnance, this intrusion was listed as "air raid no. 1 Truscott" or "raid no. 1 Truscott" in some wartime records.

Truscott Airfield
Wartime airfield, disused since the war.

C-53 Skytrooper Serial Number 41-20066
Pilot Vandiver crashed February 26, 1942 crew rescued.

Ki-46-II Dinah Manufacture Number 1059
Pilot Izuka shot down July 20, 1944. Last Japanese aircraft shot down over Australian mainland.

B-24 Liberator
Force landed north of Truscott Airfield heavily corroded by salt from the nearby ocean.

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Last Updated
February 23, 2021


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