Corunna Downs Airfield

via Corunna Downs Rd, Nullagine, 6758

A secret airfield operated at the original site of the Corunna Downs homestead from 1943-1945, with the task of staging aircraft and personnel for raids on Japanese bases and shipping.

Two bitumen runways of over 1,500m and 2,000m were constructed, and the airfield was known as the “invisible airfield” due to the camouflage over buildings and revetments and the natural heat haze which obscured the airfield from overhead.  Over 200 operational heavy bomber sorties were flown out of Corunna Downs while it was operating, with approximately 300 personnel stationed there at its peak.

Abandoned since the end of WWII, only crumbling foundations, revetment outlines and the runways remain today.The airfield may be visited, and more information about the airfield and its operations is available at the Comet Gold Mine museum.

39 kilometres south of Marble Bar, a 1 hour drive.

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