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    Antil Plains Airfield (Antill Plains) Queensland Australia
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Justin Taylan 2006
Location
Antil Plains Airfield was located at Antil Plains near Townsville in Queensland in Australia.

Construction
Built during early 1942 for use as a military airfield.

Wartime History
During early 1942, used by U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauders and P-39 Airacobra and P-400 Airacobra fighters.

American units based at Antil Plains
22nd BG, 33rd BS (B-26) Ipswich April 7, 1942 - July 20, 1942 Woodstock
22nd BG, 408th BS (B-26) Ipswich April 7, 1942 - July 20, 1942 Woodstock
35th FG, 40th FS (P-39) April 1942 - June 1, 1942 7 Mile returns Aug - late Nov-early Dec 12 Mile

Today
Disused since the Pacific War.

References
40th Fighter / Flight Test Squadron Association - Organization via WayBack Machine July 23, 2008
"[Late March or early April 1942] ordered to a new air strip 16 miles from Townsville, QLD called Antil Plains. After six weeks of training new people and securing P-400s and P-39s, the 40th was ordered to Port Moresby, Papua on 2 June 1942"

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January 10, 2019

 

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