Gorrie airfield wwii
Gorrie Airfield was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) airfield, 10 km (6.2 mi) 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.