419TH SIGNAL COMPANY AVIATION
BASE SECTION THREE
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

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S/Sgt Jack Maidlow, Jr. was assigned to the 419th Signal Company Aviation, to install Radio Teletype circuits. His quarters this time were at Camp Muckley not far from Archerfield Airfield. Captain Youngren was the Commanding Officer of the 419th Signal Company Aviation.

The 419th Signal Company looked after the radio station near Archerfield Airfield that was used for the Radio Teletype system for the Fifth Air Force. See photo below. S/Sgt Jack Maidlow, Jr. told me that he climbed the radio poles at the radio station to install a "V" style antenna in 1943. The poles were made from ironwood tree trunks.

Whilst in Brisbane he was assigned on temporary duty with the Teletype Maintenance unit commanded by Lieutenant Mark T. Muller, who was in charge of USASOS Teletype Room, Signal Office, GHQ SWPA.

 

The Radio site near Archerfield Airfield can
be seen to the west of Camp Muckley

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Jack Maidlow for his assistance with this web page.

 

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