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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4RSU Tour at PELL Airstrip

WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Ordinance bunker built into the hillside.

Snake Creek Armament Depot

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Manton Dam

Manton Dam Recreation Area

Darwin

Interpretative area and observation area for the site marked by a section of timber slat fence.

Rum Jungle Mine Manager’s House

Batchelor, Coomalie

Coomalie Cultural Centre

Coomalie Cultural Centre

Batchelor, Coomalie

Three visitors enjoying Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park

Finniss Valley, Coomalie

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