HANGARS AT EAGLE FARM AIRFIELD
DURING WW2

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Eagle Farm Hangars 1943

 

Eagle Farm Hangars 1944

 

Hangar No. 4 at Eagle Farm airfield in August 1943. The two gliders
in front of Hangar No 4 were assembled by the 81st Air Depot Group
(Photo via Jim Moffett)

 

Gliders assembled by the 81st Air Depot Group at Eagle Farm airfield in Brisbane in
August 1943. The top of Hangar No. 3 can be seen in the background of this photo.
(Photo via Jim Moffett)

 

Looking south at Hangar No. 1 (on left)

 

Building beside Hangar No. 1 which can be seen to the left of this building.
The Gateway Motorway is to the left of this photograph.

 

Small buildings on eastern side of Hangar No. 1

 

Building on eastern side of Hangar No. 1

 

Inside Hangar No. 7

 

Inside Hangar No. 7

 

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Eagle Farm in early 1929
Lester Brain is standing in front of DH50J, "Atalanta"

 

Movie of Eagle Farm hangars
taken 20 July 1999

 

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DH61 "Apollo in front of one of the hangars at Eagle Farm. This was the first aircraft in the Qantas fleet to have an onboard toilet. The first DH61's arrived in April 1929.

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An injured patient being unloaded from a Qantas aircraft at Eagle Farm in front of that same hangar

 

Can anyone confirm for me whether the above hangar at Eagle Farm is now  Hangar No. 4 at Archerfield.

 

ef21.jpg (71457 bytes) Hangars at Eagle Farm in about 1992. The Railway line is crossing from left to right across the photo and the Gateway Motorway goes diagonally upwards to the left at the left hand end of the photo.
ef02.jpg (34538 bytes) Hangars at Eagle Farm on 20 July 1999. Note the Gateway Bridge in the distance behind behind the right hand hangar. The two large hangars are post WW2 hangars.
ef03.jpg (41968 bytes) 20 July 1999. Post WW2 hangar.
ef04.jpg (38462 bytes) 20 July 1999. Two post WW2 hangars.
ef13.jpg (45378 bytes) Hangar No. 7 - northern end, 20 July 1999. Japanese aircraft were repaired in this hangar by the Allied Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU).
ef05.jpg (46807 bytes) Hangar No. 7 and the other two hangars taken from the south eastern side, 20 July 1999
ef06.jpg (49494 bytes) Hangar No. 7 - photo taken looking northwards, 20 July 1999
ef07.jpg (69475 bytes) Australian Freight Services have their office in Hangar No. 7 which is now a Heritage Listed building, 20 July 1999
ef09.jpg (34669 bytes) 20 July 1999. Post WW2 hangar.
ef10.jpg (32847 bytes) 20 July 1999. Two post WW2 hangars.
ef11.jpg (75485 bytes) 20 July 1999. Post WW2 hangar.
ef12.jpg (64328 bytes) 20 July 1999. Post WW2 hangar.
ef08.jpg (49114 bytes) Looking across the railway line from Hangar No. 7, on 20 July 1999
ef14.jpg (39323 bytes) Photo taken looking across the railway line from between  the two large hangars, 20 July 1999
ef15.jpg (42670 bytes) The western end of the two large post WW2 hangars, 20 July 1999
ef16.jpg (49816 bytes) Hangar No. 1 near Newstead Auctions, 20 July 1999
ef17.jpg (54506 bytes) Hangar No. 1 near Newstead Auctions, 20 July 1999

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Jim Moffett and Roger Marks for their assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"The Defeat of Distance - QANTAS 1919 - 1939"
By John Gunn

 

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