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
The 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.
Airfield adjacent to Eagle Farm horse racing track, disused today.
Airfield used by RAAF and USAAF for the duration of the war.
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.
Located at the eastern edge of Camp Cable.
Wacol Army Barracks
Australian Army barracks outside Brisbane
NGVR / PNGVR Museum
Opened in February 2006 at Wacol Barracks.
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October 23, 2019