Lat 27° 38' 26S Long 152° 42' 43E Amberley Field is located at Amberley to the west of Brisbane. Today known as RAAF Amberley.
During the Pacific War, Amberley was used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as an airfield, assembly location and ferry base for the 5th Air Force.
American units based at Amberley Field
475th FG, 431st FS (P-38) Charters Towers July 1 - August 8, 1943 Port Moresby
475th FG, 432nd FS (P-38) ? - August 14, 1943 Port Moresby
Still in use today as RAAF Amberley, a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) military airbase. Airport code ICAO: YAMB. The airfield has two runways. The first is oriented 22/04 and measures 4,997' x 148' surfaced with Porous European Mix (PEM). The second is oriented 33/15 and measures 9,997' x 148' surfaced with Porous European Mix (PEM). After September 11, 2001, RAAF Amberley was closed to the public
for security reasons aside for special events or by appointment.
Amberley Museum & Restoration Facility
The historical aircraft hanger, contains Australia's only fully
restored A-20, and
is the site of a current PBY restoration. The facility
funded by the RAAF has been scaled down since 2001.
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January 25, 2018