Located on the outskirts of Townsville. This was a prewar cattle route road. Named Stock Route as it was the area cattle were mustered. Also known as "Stockroute" or "Stockroute Field".
During February 1942, this stock route road was leveled and graded into an single 3,600' gravel surfaced runway, without any other facilities but was connected by a gravel road to Duckworth Street in Townsville.
American units based at Stockroute
22nd BG, HQ (5 x B-26) Amberley Field March 28, 1942 -
22nd BG, 19th BG (19 x B-26) Amberley Field March 28, 1942 -
Disused since the war.
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September 24, 2018