WOY WOY AIRFIELD, NSW
A SATELLITE FIELD OF SCHOFIELDS AIRFIELD, NSW
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

Woy Woy airfield (33.31'S 151.19'E) on the Woy Woy Peninsula in central New South Wales was constructed as a satellite field of Schofields airfield. Schofields was used by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (RN FAA) during WW2. 

Woy Woy airfield had a single runway sealed North/South. There were 4 pens for medium bombers probably Grumman Avengers. Woy Woy airfield was last used in 1946.

 

Picture of Woy Woy Airfield taken at 4,500 feet on the 5 May 1943
overlaid by Steve Spillard on a Google Earth view of the same area.

 

Nathan Jones told me that there was an article in the Peninsular newspaper in 2008 about Woy Woy airfield during WWII. It stated that in the 1980's a complete V12 Merlin engine had been dug up in someone's back yard when they were doing renovations. It was apparently in reasonably good condition when found.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Dennis Whiley and Nathan Jones for their assistance with this web page.

Sharon Bakewell has an interest in the history of Woy Woy airfield.

Steve Spillard also has an interest in the history of Woy Woy airfield and made mention of some aircraft wreckage found washed up on nearby Umina Beach in the late 1970's (possibly a Kittyhawk).

 

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