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    Amberley Field (RAAF Amberley) Queensland Australia
Location
Lat 27° 38' 26S Long 152° 42' 43E Amberley Field is located at Amberley to the west of Brisbane. Today known as RAAF Amberley.

Wartime History
During World War II, Amberley was used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as a military airfield, assembly location and ferry base for aircraft arriving from the United States.

American units based at Amberley Field
38th BG, Headquarters (B-26) Ballarat April 30, 1942 - June 10, 1942 Eagle Farm
38th BG, 69th BS ground echelon (B-26) Ballarat April 30, 1942 - May 20, 1942 New Caledonia
38th BG, 70th BS ground echelon (B-26) Ballarat April 20, 1942 - May 20, 1942 New Caledonia
475th FG, 432nd FS (P-38) Charters Towers June 11, 1943 - August 12, 1943 Port Moresby
475th FG, 433rd FS (P-38) Charters Towers June 17, 1943 - August 14, 1943 Dobodura
475th FG, 431st FS (P-38) Charters Towers July 1 - August 8, 1943 Port Moresby

Today
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.

RAAF 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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Last Updated
December 25, 2018

 

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