NO. 49 RADAR RAAF
SANDGATE, QLD
POINT LOOKOUT, STRADBROKE ISLAND, QLD
DURING WW2

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No. 49 Radar RAAF was initially based at Sandgate, north of Brisbane in Queensland from 11 July 1943 with Flying Officer H.H. King as Commanding Officer. They moved to Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island on 29 August 1943. They remained at Point Lookout until 15 April 1946.

A US Army Early Warning Radar Unit had also been based at Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island.


Photo:- Leighton Bestmann

Monument and plaque erected by the Radar Branch RAAF association, Queensland.

 

Can anyone pinpoint the location of 49 Radar Site at Point Lookout for me?
A Google Earth Marker would be great!!

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Brian Dunn and Leighton Bestmann for their assistance with this web page.

 

REFERENCE BOOK

Units of the Royal Australian Air Force - A Concise History
Volume 5 - Radar Units
compiled by RAAF Historical Section

 

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