The airfield was constructed in 1942 as an aircraft salvage, repair and servicing facility. The airfield was named in honour of Major Floyd J Pell, who was killed during the first Japanese attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942.
The airfield was abandoned shortly after 1945.
List of Japanese bombing raids against Pell Airfield
- 24 October 1942 (04:52 am)
- 21 August 1943 (03:30 am)
List of units based at Pell Airfield
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