US ARMY 44TH GENERAL HOSPITAL
BASE SECTION TWO
AT BLACK RIVER
NEAR TOWNSVILLE
DURING WWII

 

The US 44th General Hospital was located on the southern (or inland) side of the Bruce Highway on the Rollingstone side of Black River. It was a 1,000 bed hospital which was erected using 150 prefabricated buildings in 1943. A bus service connected the hospital to Townsville city.

The Commanding Officer in May 1944 was Colonel J.W. Waddell.

I believe it was located near Nora Road, Jensen (just off Church Road).

The 44th General Hospital left Black River in October 1944. The hospital site was then taken over by the 89th Station Hospital.

 

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