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    Brisbane Queensland¬†Australia

Lat 27° 30' 0S Long 153° 1' 0E ¬†Brisbane is the largest city located in central Queensland in Australia. The city is divided by the Brisbane River and roughly 9 miles to the east is Moreton Bay on the coast. To the southwest is Wacol.

MacArthur's Headquarters / A&P Building
LinkThe A&P Insurance building's 5th floor was used by MacArthur and other high ranking US military officers including Sutherland and Kenney during the war. Today, Part of the building is a bookstore and shopping center connects to it.

MacArthur Museum Brisbane
Museum is now on the 8th floor of the building, that preserves MacArthur and Sutherland's offices.

"Battle of Brisbane"
Fight between Australian and American service personnel in downtown Brisbane on November 26-27, 1942. On the first night one Australian serviceman was killed, eight people suffered gunshot wounds and several hundred people were injured. The second night, eight U.S. Army Military Police (MPs), one serviceman and four American officers were hospitalised and many others injured. Afterwards, the American units involved in the riots were relocated out of Brisbane, MP's strength was increased, the Australian canteen was closed and the American PX was relocated.

Eagle Farm
Airfield adjacent to Eagle Farm horse racing track, disused today.

Archerfield Airfield
Airfield used by RAAF and USAAF for the duration of the war.

Camp Cable
American Army camp, located outside Brisbane, between Logan Village and Tamborine. Established during the summer of 1942, the 32nd Infantry Division began constructing the camp. It is said that from 1942-44 over a million Americans passed through Brisbane and Camp Cable.

115th Hospital
Located at the eastern edge of Camp Cable.

Wacol Army Barracks
Australian Army barracks outside Brisbane

Opened in February 2006 at Wacol Barracks.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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