WWII K5 Anti Aircraft Gun Battery Site, Coomalie Creek

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The World War II Coomalie Airfield K5 Anti-Aircraft Battery site, constructed 1942 and located on a ridge overlooking Coomalie Airfield adjacent to the Stuart Highway, approximately 83km south of Darwin, is highly significant to the Territory as a relatively intact example of a wartime gun battery position developed for airfield protection against airborne attack. The battery site was occupied by the 2/1 Regiment’s 225th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery. Both the airfield and gun battery played an important role in the Allied Force’s campaign to drive back the invading Japanese in the South West Pacific Region. The site serves as a reminder of the impact and extent of Japanese air raids on north Australia and of air and artillery operations conducted in the region during World War II.

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Memorial in the foreground, new railway line and historic station in the background.

Memorial to Railway Workers Adelaide River

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station (the new railway line is in the foreground).

Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Entrance to property upon which sits the remnants of the 4RSU unit alongside the Pell Airstrip that is located along the Stuart Highway.

WWII Pell Airstrip Camp A 4RSU Workshop, Adelaide River

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Three visitors enjoying Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park

Finniss Valley, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station

Adelaide River Railway Station

Adelaide River, Coomalie

4RSU Tour at PELL Airstrip

World War II Tour at Pell Airstrip

Adelaide River, Coomalie

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