STOCK ROUTE AIRSTRIP
NEAR GARBUTT, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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Note the Butler Hangars which were built on the Stock Route Airfield which were erected
some time after March 1944 along the old Stock Route airstrip which is now Dalrymple Road.

 

Crash landing of a P-38 Lightning after taking off from
the Stock Route air strip after September 1942

 

Late 1942 - Crash of an Oxford at the Stock Route air strip

 

23 December 1942 - Crash of a DC-2 at the Stock Route air strip

 


Photo: via Jim Moffett

CG-4A Glider at the Townsville Air Depot (or Depot No 2). Note the Butler hangars in
the background which were built on what used to be the Stock Route Airfield

 

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F-4 Lightning #25 of the 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron
at the Stock Route airfield

 

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Two P-38's possibly parked at the 4th Air Depot Group at Garbutt near the foot of Mount Louisa. The aircraft may be # I 22 and # I 32

Can anyone confirm whether this is near Mount Louisa or could it be Seven Mile strip at Port Moresby?

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By Rod Cardell

 

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