MILITARY UNITS
IN CAIRNS AREA DURING WW2

 

 

AIR FORCE

  3 Mobile Torpedoe Maintenance Unit RAAF
(moved to Darwin)
11 Squadron RAAF 20 Squadron RAAF
No. 35 Operational Base Unit RAAF 41 Squadron RAAF 64 AASL Coy
75 Squadron RAAF Chemical Research Unit Detachment
(WAAAF's attached to this unit)
Directorate of Air Transport

 

ARMY

2/5th Battalion, 17th Brigade, 6th Australian Division 3rd Portable Surgical Hospital 42nd Landing Craft Company
3rd Water Transport Group
(at Trinity Beach)
162nd Ordnance Company,
2nd Engineer Special Brigade
199th Quartermaster Gas Company 287th Signal Company
2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
411th Engineer Base Shop Battalion, U.S. Army 411th Engineer Company 436th Signal Battalion
532nd Engineer Amphibian Regiment,
2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
592nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment 695th Quartermaster Truck Company
3498th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company 5211 Engineer Battalion Advanced Headquarters, 2nd Engineer Special Brigade
H Aust Heavy Battery Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the 262nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade Medical Detachment, 2nd ESB 
 Quartermaster Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd ESB Rear Echelon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd ESB   

 

NAVAL

19th Construction Battalion (Seabees) 55th Battalion Seabees   

 

5th Air Force USAAF

Netherlands East Indies Air Force

South West Pacific area of Command

Air Defence Areas for Australia

Military Airfields in Australia and
the Western Pacific area during WW2

 

 

 

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