JAPANESE "OSCAR" AIRCRAFT
REBUILT AT EAGLE FARM
IN HANGAR NO. 7, BY ATIU
Photographs from Samuel Hepford

 

From early in 1943, the Air Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU) started operations in a small timber hangar (Hangar No. 7) at Eagle Farm. ATIU recovered a damaged Japanese "Oscar" from New Guinea, and brought it back to Hangar No. 7 at Eagle Farm to rebuild.

The following photographs were supplied to me by Samuel Hepford, son of Samuel Hepford, who assisted to rebuild the Japanese "Oscar" aircraft at Eagle Farm in Hangar No. 7.

 

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"Oscar" prepared for test flight. Notice tail number "XJ002"

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Photo of the "Oscar" as it was found in the field. Exactly
where it was found is not indicated in the photo album.

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Photo of the "Oscar" as it was found in the field. Exactly
where it was found is not indicated in the photo album.

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Photo of the "Oscar" as it was found in the field. Exactly
where it was found is not indicated in the photo album.

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Progress photo showing the Oscar being rebuilt

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Progress photo showing the Oscar being rebuilt

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Progress photo showing the Oscar being rebuilt

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"Oscar" taking off from Eagle Farm.

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E-mails from Sam Hepford
Son of Samuel Hepford who helped to rebuild the "Oscar"

 

Air Technical Intelligence Unit (ATIU)

 

WERE YOU OR A RELATIVE INVOLVED
IN WARTIME ACTIVITIES IN HANGAR NO. 7 AT EAGLE FARM?

PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU WERE

 

WHAT EVENTUALLY HAPPENED TO THE "OSCAR"?
DOES ANYONE KNOW?

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Queensland Airfields WW2 - 50 Years On"
By Roger R. Marks

 

Can anyone help me with more information?

 

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This page first produced 27 May 2000

This page last updated 28 July 2015