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    Eagle Farm Field Queensland Australia

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1943 via Rocker

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Justin Taylan 2000

Location
Located adjacent to the Eagle Farm horse racing track near Brisbane. Also known as "Eagle Farm Airfield".

Hanger 7
Air Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU) Operated at Eagle Farm to rebuild and flight test Japanese aircraft headed by Frank McCoy.

Hanger 7 Museum (Eagle Farm Community Heritage Center / EFCHC)
Museum at Hanger 7

Japanese Aircraft Restorations
After the capture of Buna Airfield, wreckage of several A6M3 Model 32 Zeros, four Sakai engines and various other components that were recovered. These wrecks were repaired by Australian and American technicians to rebuild one flyable A6M3 Zero (Hybrid) at Eagle Farm. Later, it was shipped to Wright Field, Ohio for further evaluations.

After the capture of Lae Airfield, the wreckage of a Ki-43-I Oscar was shipped to Eagle Farm and restored to flying condition at the ATIU hanger.

After the capture of Cape Glouchester, an intact Ki-61 Tony 263 was recovered, stripped and refurbished during the first half of 1944 at Eagle Farm. Flight tests in Australia were cut short due to metal cuttings in the engine. Afterwards, shipped to the United States during June 1944.

References
Oz @ War - Eagle Farm @ War
Oz @ War - Air Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU) Allied Air Forces Secret Operations

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August 7, 2015

 

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