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Lat 27° 30' 0S Long 153° 1' 0E ¬†Brisbane is located in Queensland in Australia. Borders Moreton Bay to the east.

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. The museum opened to the public on August 15, 2004.

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 personell 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. MP's, 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. Establsihed 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 thru Brisbane and Camp Cable.

115th Hospital
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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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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