Gorrie Airfield, Larrimah

Gorrie Airfield was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) airfield, 10km north of Larrimah, Northern Territory, Australia during World War II.
The airfield was named after South Australian airman Peter C Gorrie (1918-1942), who died in RAAF service with No 2 Squadron on 12 January 1942, flying from Burus Island against a Japanese fleet which was landing troops at Menado, North Celebes Island; his Hudson bomber was shot down over Kema Bay, one of four 2 Squadron Hudsons lost in that mission.
The establishment at Gorrie comprised over 6,000 RAAF personnel responsible for aircraft and vehicle maintenance for the RAAF and United States Army Air Forces. A large petrol storage and bomb dump were constructed as part of the airfield. The remains of the runway and many of the buildings and structures are still visible.
No. 9 Stores Depot (RAAF) No. 14 Aircraft Repair Depot (RAAF) No. 18 Replenishing Centre (RAAF) No. 55 Operational Base Unit (RAAF)
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  • no explanation. There is a lot of WW2 spots in the NT. Good nice stop off to break the drive. Would say it is a good stop. Or some were camping there.  more »
  • Located approximately 10 kl north of Larimah NT this relic of the second world war is a well preserved airstrip which over 70 tears later is still sealed and would make a great drag strip ! Named afte...  more »
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