The site consists of sealed runway approximately 1.9km long with two main taxi ways at the northern end of approximately 600m across.
The site consists of sealed runway approximately 1.9km long with two main taxi ways at the northern end of approximately 600m across. Associated defence positions (gun emplacements) and remnant items (drums, ammunition boxes) are located in the bush around the site. Hughes Airfield was one of a number of airfields constructed north of the Daly Waters during World War 2 and was named after the Director of Mines in the Northern Territory. It is significant in being purpose built for medium bomber operations and in being the operational base for RAAF Hudson bombers of Nos. 2 and 13 Squadrons RAAF
2495 Stuart Highway, Section 1691 hundred of Strangways. 2495 Stuart Highway, Hughes. (GPS S12. 41’ 45.0”; E131. 05’ 29.7”)., Hughes, Northern Territory, 0837, Australia
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