445 AUSTRALIAN HEAVY ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN STATION
16 HEAVY ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY
NELLY BAY , MAGNETIC ISLAND
DURING WWII
 

 

445 Australian Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun Station of 16 Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery was located at Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island located off the coast near Townsville.

Philip Dulhunty (philip@dulhunty.com) was stationed at this anti-aircraft battery during World War 2. He was also stationed at the Anti-aircraft battery at Mount St. John (Gunsite 393) in Townsville adjacent to Garbutt airfield.

He has sent me the following pictures of a recent nostalgic visit to the anti-aircraft battery location at Nelly Bay.

 

An overgrown gun pit revetment at Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island

 

An overgrown gun pit revetment at Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island

 

One of the concrete gun pits still standing at Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island

 

A view of the Nelly Bay road, ocean on the left gun pit
on the right, on the road John Bulman and son Tim

 

John Bulman and son Tim amongst the bougainvillea at Nelly Bay

 

Were you stationed at Nelly Bay during World War 2?

If you were, I'd like to hear from you

 

WWII Bunker Tour of Townsville

 

Anti-aircraft Batteries in the Townsville area during WW2

 

16 Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery

 

16 Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery
at Mount St. John, Townsville

 

14 Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery
At the Oval and Parap in Darwin

 

"Darwin Bombed"
THE UNIT HISTORY OF 14 HEAVY ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY
By Jack Mulholland

 

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This page first produced 8 August 2000

This page last updated 20 Dec 2015