AMERICAN RED CROSS (AMCROSS OR ARC)
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."

 

Mrs 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.

 

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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

 

North American Service Club B14, American Red Cross
for African American soldiers at 380 Flinders Street in Townsville

 


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American 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,
Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

 

BOOK REFERENCES

"Yanks down Under 1941-45, The American Impact on Australia"
By E. Daniel Potts & Annette Potts

 

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