Livingstone WW2 Airstrip Back to Search

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Location Stuart Highway, Livingstone, Northern Territory, Australia
Type airfield
Description

World War II Airfield. Approx 52 km S of Darwin off the Western side of the Stuart Highway.

A plaque on the side of Stuart Highway. Lt. John Livingstone USAAF was killed on 4 April 1942 as he attempted to crash land his badly damaged aircraft following a fierce air battle over Darwin, he was the first American of his Squadron to die in battle over Australia.

Squadron Strength:

RAAF


 

 

77 Sqn 


P40E Warhawk


9/42-2/43

457 Sqn


Spitfire


2/43-1/44, 3/44-1/45

USAAF


 

 

9 Sqn 49 Pursuit Group


P40E Warhawk


3/42-9/42

RAF


 

 

54 Sqn 


Spitfire


1944

548 Sqn


Spitfire 


1944

Initially constructed by US 808th Engineer Btn (Aviation). Later works by No.1 Airfield construction Sqn RAAF and Allied Works Council.

Known as the 34-mile strip and later named after 2nd Lt John Livingstone of 9th Pursuit Sqn, 49th Pursuit Group USAAF, killed here in a crash landing on 4 April 1942.

This roadside strip was used mainly by 9th and Headquarters Sqns, 49th Fighter Group USAAF (P40 Warhawk), No.77 Sqn RAAF (P40 Kittyhawk), No.457 Sqn RAAF (Spitfire Mk Vc and VIII), No.54 (RAF) Sqn (Spitfire Mk VIII) and No.548 (RAF) Sqn (Spitfire Mk VIII).                          

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Built US 808th Engineer Btn (Aviation). Later works by No.1 Airfield construction Sqn RAAF and Allied Works Council.
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Inscription

Plaque:

                                                     WORLD WAR II AIRSTRIP

                                                            LIVINGSTONE

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Northern Territory Administration

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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