SHERMAN FREER
OF THE 4TH AIR DEPOT GROUP, TOWNSVILLE

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Sherman Freer at 4 ADG Motor Pool

Subject:    Townsville
Date:             Sat, 23 Dec 2000 12:26:25 -0600
From:           "Sherman Freer"
smith140@nwol.net

MY NAME IS SHERMAN FREER I2139495 PFC.AFTER ARRIVING IN SYDNEY ABOUT JUNE OF 1943 WE TOOK THE NARROW GAGE TO TOWNSVILLE WHERE I STAYED 23 MONTHS BEFORE GOING TO BIAK. I WORKED ON THE LINE AT FIRST FINALLY ENDED UP AT THE TEST BLOCKS. MY WIFE AND I WERE BACK THERE IN THE 80'S SOMETIME.

SHERMAN

 


 

Subject:     Townsville
Date:              Sun, 24 Dec 2000 21:01:16 -0600
From:           "Sherman Freer"
smith140@nwol.net

I WAS WITH THE 4TH AIR DEPOT GROUP.

LIVED 6 TO 8 MILES OUT FROM TOWN AT THE BASE OF MOUNT LOUISA.

REFERENCE TO THE LINE--MODIFIED AND MADE REPAIRS ON BOMBERS.

TEST BLOCK OR TEST CELLS---TESTED AND BROKE IN OVERHAULED ENGINES - MINE WERE R 2600)

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I HAD SEVERAL DATES WITH A VERY PRETTY BLOND THAT WAS A GUNNER NOT TOO FAR FROM OUR CAMP. NAME WAS HELEN DUNBAR SHE MAY HAVE BEEN FROM SYDNEY

SHERMAN

 


 

Subject:    TOWNSVILLE
Date:             Thu, 28 Dec 2000 10:26:12 -0600
From:           "Sherman Freer"
smith140@nwol.net

DEAR PETER;

I HAVE JUST RECENTLY SEEN THE 4TH. ADG HOME PAGE AND THE ONE ON MOUNT LOUISA. I GOT IT FROM THE VETERANS FORUM. (SURE ENJOYED LOOKING AT IT. I THINK I PICKED OUT THE MESS HALL AND THE BARRACKS WHERE WE SLEEP.

I WASN'T AWARE OF ANY TUNNELS OR BUNKERS. I DOUGH IF MANY OR ANY EXISTED. I KNOW NOTHING OF THE BOHLE AIR STRIP.

I ALSO HAD A BIKE FOR SOME TIME. WE WORKED SHIFTS AT THE TEST BLOCK. THE ENGINES RAN 24 HOURS A DAY. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME DOWN TOWN AND ON THE BEACH THE MITCHELL BOMBER WAS A B-25 WITH TWIN ENGINES AND TAIL USED A R-2600 ENGINE. THE LIBERATOR WAS A B-24. I THINK THE B-24 AND B-17 HAD 4 PW 1800 ENGINES.

I AM SURE HELEN WAS ON MOUNT JOHN. WE MISSED OUR TRANSPORTATION ONE NIGHT AND HAD TO WALK HOME. WE PARTED ABOUT WHERE THE BIRD SANCTUARY WAS. SHE HEADED TO THE RIGHT AND I TO THE LEFT FOR HOME.

I THINK I PICKED OUT THE MESS HALL AND THE BARRACKS THERE WE SLEEP. WERE YOU IN THE 4TH? HOW OLD ARE YOU? WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

SHERMAN

 

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