PORT KEATS EMERGENCY LANDING
IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
Port Keats Emergency Landing Ground (ELG)
Plan of Port Keats ELG
39 Radar Station RAAF was established at Mount Goodwin near Port Keats on 17 August 1942
Lindsay Jasper was stationed at Port Keats on at least 2 occasions when he served in the RAAF ( his "muster" was Guard) during World War II. Lindsay Jasper fondly remembered Father Docherty (who I understand is buried at Port Keats Mission) and Brother John Pye who were the two missionaries in charge at Port Keats during WW2. Lindsay's son David thinks his father actually lived there with Father Docherty and Brother Pye on the mission and he assumes (although he never asked him) that he was one of the guards at the 39 Radar Station RAAF.
MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES NEAR PORT KEATS DURING WW2
|20 Mar 42||Into sea off Port
Keats (Joseph Bonaparte Gulf
area, 63 miles north east of Wyndham)
|31 Jan 43||near Port Keats||NEI-AF||B-25 Mitchell||N5-134, #41-12885|
|?? Apr 44||near Port Keats||RAAF||Vultee Vengeance||A27-527|
I'd like to thank David Jasper for his assistance with this home page.
Can anyone help me with more information?
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This page first produced 15 September 2002
This page last updated 01 September 2018