ALLIED AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS
VICTORIA BARRACKS, MELBOURNE, VIC
DURING WW2

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Following the arrival of General Douglas MacArthur in Australia on 22 March 1942, Lieutenant General Brett was appointed the Commander of the Allied Air Forces in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) on 20 April 1942. 

General Brett took command of all Allied Air force (AAF) tactical units and associated service elements of the U.S. Army then in Australia, and operational control, except for training, of the RAAF and the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force.

Allied Air Headquarters, SWPA was initially located in the Victoria Barracks in Melbourne, Victoria.

On 20 July 1942, Allied Air Force Headquarters relocated to the AMP Building in Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland where General MacArthur had re-established his GHQ, SWPA.

 

AIR STAFF EFFECTIVE 2 MAY 1942

Lieutenant General Brett

 

ALLIED AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS

Air Chief Marshall Sir Charles Burnett, RAAF

Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshall Bostock, RAAF
Deputy Chief of Staff Colonel Edwin S. Perrin, USAAF
Senior Air Staff Officer Brigadier General Ralph Royce, USAAF
Director of Intelligence Air Commodore Joseph C. Hewitt, RAAF
Director of Operations Colonel Ross G. Hoyt, USAAF
Assistant Director of Operations Wing Commander Walters, RAAF
Director of Communications Group Captain Cam S. Wiggins, RAAF
Director of Plans Colonel Eugene L. Eubank, USAAF
Assistant Director of Plans Wing Commander Hancock, RAAF
Director of Defence Group Captain F.R.W. Scherger, RAAF

 

Air Board
Chief of Air Staff
AIr Vice Marshall Jones, etc

 

Allied Air Force Headquarters

 

Area Commands
RAAF
North Eastern
Eastern
Southern
Western
North Western
 
US Army Air Corps RAAF
Service Squadrons, ?, Training Units
Royal Netherlands East Indies Army, Air Force
 
Operations & Plans Intelligence & Signals

 

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