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    Archerfield Airfield Queensland Australia
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USAAF January 28, 1942


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NAA November 1943

Location
Archerfield Airfield is located near Brisbane.

Wartime History
During World War II, Archerfield was used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) for the duration of the war.

During early 1942, No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School (2 EFTS) was based at Archerfield Airfield

Archerfield was the arrival point for many American bomber and transport aircraft being ferried across the Pacific via Hawaii, Canton, Christmas, Fiji and Plaines des Gaiacs Airfield on New Caledonia before reaching Australia. From Archerfield, aircraft were assigned to units and flown northward to other airfields.

On February 18, 1942, six B-17 Flying Fortresses from the 7th Bomb Group, 88 Reconnaissance Squadron landed at Archerfield due to a cyclone blocking their path to Garbutt Field near Townsville.

Quarry Dump (Carr's Quarry)
Located on Mortimer Road on Acacia Ridge During the early 1990s, a World War II era dump in a drainage pit that was excavated. Excavated were aircraft parts, munitions and guns dumped during 1942-1945.

Flying Fighter Adventures (Fighter Pilot Adventure Flights)
Collection includes many historic aircraft offered for flight

References
Oz@War - The Archerfield Quary Carr's Quarry

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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