630 STURT STREET, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
USED AS A PHOTOGRAPHIC LABORATORY
FOR 8TH PHOTO RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON
6TH PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP DURING WW2

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Photo Lab in a high set house at 630 Sturt Street, Townsville

The 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the 5th Air Force, USAAC, set up their photographic laboratory in a high set house at 630 Sturt Street, Townsville.  Bud Sowers was the officer in charge of the photo lab.

630 Sturt Street, Townsville in April 2003

 Today, the same house is used for at least 6 units and stairways have been modernised. The shape and structure is identical to the photograph above. It is right next to Geoff Pickering Motors on same side as Greek Orthodox Church.

 

Side view of 630 Sturt Street, Townsville in April 2003, looking back towards the city area

 

630 Sturt Street, Townsville in April 2003. Note the Greek Orthodox Church
 on the right of the photo on the other side of Geoff Pickering Motors.

The 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron was flying out of the Stock Route airfield while based in Townsville.

 

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