WERE THERE BITUMEN LINED TRENCHES AT BASE OF HILL
NEAR BEENLEIGH RUM DISTILLERY, QLD
FULL OF WAR MATERIALS?

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Scott McNulty told me the following story:-

Not too certain on the specifics of this tale, but I ran into an old chap several years ago who claims that as a boy he witnessed the "Yanks" constructing large bitumen lined trenches at the base of a hill, just east of where the Beenleigh Rum Distillery is now placed.

He went on to say that before sealing these trenches, they were filled with all the latest delivery, new model tanks, artillery and aircraft (I presume to be Pershing tanks and Grumman Bearcats) in case of a Jap uprising. Seems not all the Yanks were so convinced of the "island-hopping" strategy.

Have you heard any similar stories or is this another one of the "crates of surplus jeeps buried at......" yarns? Would be nice to think that this old timer wasn't just trying to milk a few free drinks out of me.

Scott

 

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