AMERICAN RED CROSS (AMCROSS
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2
The American Red Cross (Amcross) in Australia during WW2 became the largest hotel and restaurant chain in Australia at the time. Amcross was headed by Norman H. Davis with its headquarters in Sydney, NSW.
General George Marshall officially recognised Amcross "as the non military agency to operate with our expeditionary forces during the war."
Eleanor Roosevelt greeted by Mrs Jean MacArthur
at Archerfield airfield on the south side of Brisbane in 1944
Closeup of the above photograph.
Note the American Red Cross (ARC)
badge on Eleanor Roosevelt's collar. Also not USA-2, Mrs. MacArthur's
staff car parked in the background.
|Eleanor Roosevelt visiting the North American Service Club in Townsville. Photo from Gordon Heup of the 48th Quartermaster Truck Regiment who camped near the Cluden Race Track and then at Railway Estate|
American Service Club B14, American Red Cross
for African American soldiers at 380 Flinders Street in Townsville
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Red Cross Guide to Brisbane and Suburbs
issued to American service personnel
American Red Cross Service Club, Brisbane
Corner of Creek Street and Adelaide Street
Sans Souci Officer's Club, Southport
American Red Cross
American Red Cross Centre
Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
"Yanks down Under 1941-45, The
American Impact on Australia"
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This page first produced 29 August 2004
This page last updated 04 January 2015