WOMEN @ WAR
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

 

AMP Exchange Female Civilian Operators AANS and AAMWS attached to 2/14 Australian General Hospital  AAMWS with 116 Australian General Hospital (116AGH)
American Women's Army Corps (WAC) member raped in Townsville in Jan 1944 Anne Allibone (nee Walder) served with 460 Squadron RAAF Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS)
Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Australian Women's Flying Club (AWFC)
AWAS attached to the Australian Special Wireless Group AWAS operate the Australian Officer's Club in the Seaview Hotel, The Strand, Townsville AWAS Camp at the top of Kuran Street, Chermside, Brisbane
AWAS Camp 24 Lines of Communication Indooroopilly AWAS operate Typex machine in No. 11 Australian Cypher Section at 21 Henry Street, Ascot, Brisbane AWAS operated the No. 79?? Anti Aircraft Searchlight Battery at Pallarenda Beach, Townsville
AWAS attached to the Searchlight Battery at Nudgee Beach in Brisbane
(56 Battery)
AWAS used the historic residence "Fernside" in East Street, Toowoomba Australian Womens Army Corps worked at "Fortuna" on the Bendigo goldfields for Land Headquarters Cartographic Company, Australian Survey Corps
"Bataan" Exchange Female Civilian Operators Council for Women in War Work (CWWW) First WAAAF's allocated to an Operational RAAF Squadron
Flight Nurses - Air Evacuation Squadrons (US) Four Manila Girls
Who were they? Beryl Stevenson was one of them
Gwen Stark (WAAAF) was Staff Officer, at North-Eastern Area Headquarters RAAF, Townsville
Helen Suttie, WAAAF in Townsville Jan Arthur (WAAAF) as regular driver  for General Walker of 5th Bomber Command Joyce Graham, Chief Observer, Anglesea VAOC reports crash of  a B-25 Mitchell bomber off Anglesea, Victoria on 1 Dec 44
"Kelvin House"
Hostel for Army, Navy and Air Force servicewomen during WW2.

Major Beryl Stevenson, WAAC, Secretary to General George Brett and then General George C. Kenney

Mary Spence, a WNEL based in Townsville
Nancy-Bird Walton
Commandant of the
Women's Air Training Corps
No. 1 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit (1 MAETU) No. 2 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit (2 MAETU)
Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) Three WAAAF amongst 23 killed in the crash of a C-47 at Archerfield on 27 March 43 Three US Army nurses amongst those killed in the crash of a C-47  30 miles north of Rockhampton on 19 Dec 43
Three U.S. Red Cross Women killed in the crash of a US Navy transport aircraft near Perth, WA on 19 April 45 Townsville WAAAF Recruit Course  WAAAF Messing Orderlies at HQ, North Eastern Area, Townsville
WAAAF Barracks, St. Anne's Church of England Girl's School, Townsville WAAAF barracks at "Kensington", a Boarding House next to 1FSHQ in Ann Street, Brisbane WAAAF barracks at "Netherway" Boarding House on corner of North Quay & Herschel St., Brisbane
WAAAF barracks at "Whytecliffe" Albion Heights, Brisbane WAAAF Barracks, St. Patrick's (Catholic) College, The Strand, Townsville WAAAF Base Camp, Belgian Gardens, Townsville
WAAAF Display at RAAF Townsville Museum WAAAF's worked in No. 1 Fighter Sector Headquarters (1FSHQ) WAAAF Margaret Jones Carey amongst those killed in crash of an Avro Anson between Coffs Harbour and Crescent Head, NSW on 7 April 1945 
WAAAF's worked in Zillmere underground Operations Room, W/T Remote Receiving Building, Beams Road, Fitzgibbon, Brisbane WAAAF's worked in Transmitting Station and Cypher and Receiving Station at Dubbo, NSW WAAAF's working in a typical RAAF Fighter Section Headquarters
WAAAF's working at 12 Signals Unit, Townsville WAAAF teleprinter operators worked at RAAF Central Area HQ at Point Piper WAAAF's worked for Central Bureau Intelligence
WAAAF's of No. 1 Wireless Unit WAAAF in North Queensland during WW2 Women and children from the sinking ship "Mamutu" machine gunned by Japanese submarine RO-33 north of Murray Island on 7 August 1942
Women's Australian National Service (WANS)  Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) Women worked at FRUMEL
Women's Air Training (WATC) Women's Army Corps (WAC) Women's Land Army
Women's National Emergency Legion (WNEL) Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC)? Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS)
Women's Voluntary National Register (WVNR) Women operated IBM Tabulators at Ascot for Central Bureau Women and children evacuees from Java killed in Broome on 3 March 1942 during Japanese air raid
Women and children evacuees from Java on board a Dornier DO-24K flying boat which forced landed at Anna Plains on 2/3 March 42 Women's Emergency Signalling Corps (WESC)  

 

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of the women's military services in Australia during WW2

 

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This page first produced 15 June 2002

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