Camooweal Airfield


Barkly Highway, Camooweal 4828

Known to any motorist who has driven the Barkly Highway west to Northern Territory, Camooweal has long had a civil landing ground, (DCA LG #124 ca 1941).


Camooweal Airfield was much used during the war as an available stop on the Inland Ferry Route from the southern states to Darwin.

While Roger Marks has not found any photos of Camooweal Airfield in searching WW2 images in the USA (NARA) he did locate a couple of low level aerial obliques of work on the Barkly Highway in 1943. The captions to these photos indicated that earth moving equipment active on the road job was periodically set to work rough grading adequate 'strips' to allow the periodic transit of communication aircraft transporting officers involved in the hugely important highway work.


Roger and Jenny Marks, 'Queensland Airfields WW2—50 Years On'