CLICK HERE for information on the Dutch during WWII at Archerfield Airport and scroll down on that page, past its earliest history in relation to De Uiver.
the During WWII this airfield played a critical role for the Dutch military who, after the Japanese armed forces occupied the Dutch colony of Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) to neighboring Australia. Over 20.000 people from NEI evacuated to Australia.
The story is told here, on that page scroll down to see the WWII history
Continuation of the WWII story: