Charleville Airport

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Charleville Airport
Charleville Airport overview Vabre.jpg
IATA: CTLICAO: YBCV
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Murweh Shire Council
Location Charleville, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 1,003 ft / 306 m
Coordinates 26°24′24″S 146°15′45″E / 26.40667°S 146.26250°E / -26.40667; 146.26250Coordinates: 26°24′24″S 146°15′45″E / 26.40667°S 146.26250°E / -26.40667; 146.26250
Map
YBCV is located in Queensland
YBCV
YBCV
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,524 5,000 Asphalt
18/36 1,067 3,501 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Charleville Airport (IATA: CTLICAO: YBCV) is an airport located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) southwest[1] Charleville, a town in the state of Queensland in Australia.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane, Roma
Skytrans Airlines Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Brisbane, Mount Isa, Quilpie, Toowoomba, Windorah

History[edit]

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces 63d Bombardment Squadron, assigned to the Fifth Air Force 43d Bombardment Group, flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from the airfield between 15 June-3 August 1942.[2]

Other USAAF units assigned to Charleville were the 8th and 480th Service Squadron of the 45th Service Group.[3]

Charleville was also the western terminus of the Air Transport Command Pacific Wing (later Division).

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) had a unit at Charleville. No 15 Operational Base Unit provided support services for transiting aircraft, such as refuelling or minor maintenance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b YBCV – Charleville (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. 
  3. ^ USAF Historical Research Agency Document Search

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