Petrie Airfield

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Petrie Airfield
Queensland, Australia
Petrie Airfield is located in Queensland
Petrie Airfield
Petrie Airfield
Petrie Airfield (Queensland)
Coordinates27°17′S 153°00′E / 27.283°S 153.000°E / -27.283; 153.000Coordinates: 27°17′S 153°00′E / 27.283°S 153.000°E / -27.283; 153.000
TypeMilitary airfield
Site history
In use1942-1945

Petrie Airfield was a World War II military airfield located just to the south of the North Pine River in Petrie, Queensland, Australia. After the war, the airfield was dismantled and the area is now part of the urban area of Petrie-Strathpine.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

  • RAAF units based at Petrie Airfield
83 Squadron (Boomerang)
12 Squadron (Vengeance)
  • RAF units based at Petrie Airfield
No. 549 Squadron RAF (Spitfire) Lawnton/ Strathpine December 1943 – July 1944
No. 548 Squadron RAF (Spitfire) Lawnton/ Strathpine December 1943 – July 1944

USAAF based at Petrie Airfield

80th Fighter Squadron (8th Fighter Group), 10 May – 20 July 1942, P-39, P-400 Airacobra
Dispersed from 8th Fighter Group HQ at Eagle Farm Airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Pacific Wrecks-Petrie Airfield
  • RAAF Landing Ground Map - Petrie Airfield