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    Rattlesnake Island Queensland Australia

Location
Lat 19° 1′ 58.8″ S, 146° 36′ 36″ E  Rattlesnake Island is a small island located in Queensland in Australia. To the southeast is Townsville. Located to the east is Herald Island and to the southeast is Magentic Island and to the north is Palm Island.

Wartime History
Used as a gunnery and bombing range during World War II. During 1944, some derelict aircraft were transported here for use as targets.

Today
RAAF aircraft from Townsville continue to use the island for as a gunnery and bombing range and for survival courses.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-446 Code HU-S
During 1945 transported to the island, salvaged.

 

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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