HANGAR NO. 3 AT ARCHERFIELD AIRFIELD
USED DURING WWII

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Hangar No. 3 at Archerfield - 7 August 1999

 

Hangar No. 3 at Archerfield - 7 August 1999

 

Eastern end of Hangar No. 3 at Archerfield - 7 August 1999

 

Hangar No. 3 is a steel frame type hangar made by Comet. It was erected in 1935 by Mr. H. Williams of West End. It was extended on the northern side in 1935.

It was first used by a Mr. Frank Higginson to store and maintain his aircraft which he used for joy flights and taxi trips. The word "Howards" which now adorns the front of Hangar No. 3, used to read "Higginson & Co".  Some of the aircraft that were serviced in this hangar were those belonging to Ron Adair Aircrafts Pty. Ltd which would deliver the "Truth" newspaper to the inland regional centres of Queensland.

In March 1939, H. Williams' daughter, Ms Ethel Jones, took over the lease of the hangar for her company which was called Airwork Co.

When World War 2 started, the Department of Aircraft Production took over the hangar. They added a saw-tooth roof extension. After the war, the hangar was handed over to the Department of Civil Aviation in April 1946.

 

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