Corunna Downs Airfield
|Corunna Downs Airfield|
|Part of World War II|
Near Marble Bar in Australia
|Owner||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Operator||No. 73 Operational Base Unit RAAF|
|In use||until 14 January 1946|
|Events||Long range missions against Japanese shipping and base facilities in the Dutch East Indies|
|Corunna Downs Station and Former Wartime Airbase|
|Location||Salgash Corunna Downs Road, East Pilbara, Pilbara Region|
|Nearest city||Marble Bar|
|Built for||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Original use||Military base|
|Current use||Public use|
|Designated||26 May 2006|
The airfield, created especially for heavy bombers, comprised two intersecting bitumen runways, a north–south (165°) runway 5,000 ft × 150 ft (1,524 m × 46 m) and an east–west (107°) runway 7,000 ft × 150 ft (2,134 m × 46 m).
No. 73 Operational Base Unit was responsible for operating the airfield during World War II.
The base has been abandoned since World War II.
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