Sattler Airfield

Sattler Airfield is an abandoned airfield in the Northern Territory of Australia that was constructed 32 km (20 mi) to the south of Darwin during World War II in what is now the locality of Bees Creek.[1] It was named after Flight Lieutenant Geoffery Sattler, the commander of a Lockheed Hudson A16-7, who died on 12 January 1942 at Keema Bay, North Celebes with the rest of his crew.[1] On 2 April 1942, the then new Sattler RAAF airfield was bombed by the Japanese Imperial Forces. There was minimal damage. There were no Allied planes at the base as it was still under construction.

Sattler Airfield
Bees Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
Sattler Airfield
Sattler Airfield (Northern Territory)
Coordinates12°36′36″S 131°03′06″E
TypeMilitary airfield
Site history
In use1942-1945

References

  1. "Place Names Register Extract for "Sattler Field"". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

See also


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