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Strauss Airfield
Strauss Airfield

Strauss Airfield

Built in 1942, Strauss Airfield is located 27 miles, or 45 km, south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway. During World War II, the facilities here included a 1.5 km long, 30 m wide runway, as well as numerous huts, tents, and aircraft revetments (parking bays). Some remnants of these can still be seen today. The airstrip was used throughout the war and was decommissioned at the end of 1945.

Map Location

UBD Gregory's Street Directory - Darwin

Map 75, G1

Stuart Highway, Noonamah, just north of intersection with Cox Peninsula Road

Some personnel of 452 Squadron RAAF in front of one of their Spitfires at Strauss Airfield in 1943
Some personnel of 452 Squadron RAAF in front of one of their Spitfires at Strauss Airfield in 1943