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    Longreach Airfield Queensland Australia


Daniel Leahy 2001

Location
Located at Longreach.

Construction
Prewar airfield. The birthplace of Qantas Airlines.

Wartime History
During 1942, the U. S. Army Air Force 19th BG, 93rd BS used the Qantas hanger as their briefing area.

American Units based at Longreach
19th BG, 28th BS (B-17) Cloncurry May 5, 1942 - July 24, 1942 Mareeba
19th BG, 30th BS (B-17) Cloncurry May 12-13, 1942 - July 24, 1942 Mareeba
19th BG, HQ Sqadron (B-17) Garbutt May 17-18, 1942 - July 23, 1942 Mareeba
19th BG, 93rd BS (B-17) Garbutt May 17-18 - July 23, 1942 Mareeba

Today
Still in use today as Longreach Airport. Airport code: YLRE.

Q.A.N.T.A.S. Founders Museum (Qantas Founders Museum, QFM)
Located at Longreach Airport

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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