Sign alongside Luscombe airfield at Nui Dat, circa 1968-1969

Sign alongside Luscombe airfield at Nui Dat, circa 1968-1969. This was the main airstrip at Nui Dat and was named after Captain Bryan Luscombe, an Australian pilot killed during the Korean War. It was originally only large enough to take DHC-4 Caribou and C-123 Provider aircraft but was extended so large C-130 Hercules transport planes were able to land. I am told that today the airstrip is now the main street of Nui Dat village.

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Image courtesy Brian Edmonds

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