27° 30' 0S Long 153° 1' 0E Brisbane is located in Queensland on the eastern coast of Australia. Borders Moreton Bay to the east.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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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July 12, 2017