WW2 B24 Liberator bomber (42-40369) “Shady Lady” was forced to land here in August 1942 on return from an 11 hour Borneo bombing raid. Traditional Owners helped repair the aircraft by carrying a new nose cone from Kalumburu in a two day trek. The plane then flew to Darwin, but never flew bombing missions again. B24 wheel marks can still be seen in the salt pan.
In 2011, three Gaambera and Kwini men re-enacted their elders’ deeds in rescuing the “Shady Lady” plane in a documentary with the pilot’s widow, commemorating the “Shady Lady” WW2 flight.
Traditional Owner Escort Only by prior arrangement with Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC).