Coomalie Creek Airfield
No. 1 Photo Reconnaissance Unit RAAF (1 PRU) arrived at the airfield in 1943 equipped with P-38 Lightnings, de Havilland Mosquitos and CAC Wirraways. 1PRU was re-designated No. 87 Squadron RAAF on 10 September 1944.
No. 87 Squadron launched the last Australia-based operational RAAF mission of World War II from Coomalie Creek. The airfield was abandoned after World War II and is now in private ownership.
Part of Leg 9 of The Amazing Race 9 was conducted at Coomalie Creek Airfield.
Japanese air raids at Coomalie Creek Airfield
- 23 November 1942
- 27 November 1942
- 2 March 1943
- 13 August 1943
- 21 August 1943
- 10 November 1943
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