TOWNSVILLE HARBOUR BOARD -
CONSTRUCTION OF IGLOO TYPE HANGARS

NEAR GARBUTT AIRFIELD
JOB NOS. 46 AND 48, PROJECT NO. 1

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On 15 January 1942, the Townsville Harbour Board wrote to the Department of Interior agreeing to erect hangars for the Department of Air, described as Job Nos. 46 and 48, Project No. 1. They were erected in scrub land near Garbutt airfield to accommodate B-17 Flying Fortresses of the USAAF.

Large earth moving equipment was brought in from the USA very large concrete mixers were used.

 

The Defence of Townsville Harbour

 

Construction of the Operations and Signals Room at Ramsay St., Garbutt

 

"Z" Force Commandos Raid Townsville Harbour

 

REFERENCE

"The History of Townsville Harbour 1864 - 1979"
By H.J. Taylor

 

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