DE HAVILAND PROPELLER SHOP
WORKED FOR THE 81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP
IN BRISBANE, QLD DURING WW2

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The De Haviland Company in Brisbane carried out evaluation and reconditioning work on propellers for the 81st Air Depot Group during WW2. They sent representatives from Sydney in September 1942 to establish a branch and new plant in Brisbane to carry out this specialised work. They took over a section of a Brisbane Bus Depot and trained 40 men and women civilian personnel. The new plant was fully operational by October 1942.

Can anyone tell me which Bus Depot they were located in?

The Propeller Shop was set up as an assembly line operation. Their output was about 20 propellers per week. They also overhauled and repaired propeller accessories such as governors and electrical equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Bob Livingstone for his assistance with this home page.

 

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"The 81st A.D.G." 

 

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