BASE SECTION 1, US ARMY
LATER BASE 1, USASOS
DARWIN, NT
BIRDUM, NT
ADELAIDE RIVER, NT
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

Base Section 1 was established in Darwin, Northern Territory and assigned to USAFIA on 5 January 1942. On 6 April 1942, Base Section 1 relocated to Birdum, NT.

In May 1942, Advanced Headquarters Base Section1 was established at Darwin and the Rear Headquarters remained at Birdum.

On 31 August 1942, Advanced Headquarters Base Section 1 was discontinued at Darwin and Rear Headquarters, Base Section 1 was redesignated "Railhead" Base Section.

On the 1 September 1942, Headquarters Base Section 1 was established at Adelaide River on Mt Bundy Station.

On 6 April 1944, Headquarters Base Section 1 relocated from Adelaide River to Darwin.

On 1 June 1944 Base Section 1 was redesignated Base 1 and was assigned to Base Section (Australia)./

On 9 July 1944, Base 1 was disbanded in Darwin, Northern Territory.

 

BASE SECTION 1 COMMANDERS

Col John A Robinson 5 Jan 42

Lt Col Martin W Jones 24 Jan 42

Lt Col Frank LaRue 26 Jan 42

Col Martin W Jones 17 Jun 42

Col Emer Yeager 20 Aug 42

Maj Robert J Craig 4 Oct 42

Col Emer Yeager 15 Oct 42

Maj Robert J Craig 6 Nov 42

Capt Bolton S Pierce 11 Nov 42

Col Howard Brenizier 19 Nov 42

Lt Col Robert J Craig 13 May 43

Maj Paul A Reichel 7 Jun 43

Lt Col Robert J Craig 18 Jun 43

Col Henry F Meyer 23 Sep 43

Maj Paul A Reichel 9 Jan 44

Col Henry F Meyer 22 Jan 44

Col Edward S Bres 14 Mar 44

Col Graham K Hobbs 6 Jun 44

Col Eustis L Hubbard 24 Jun 44

Col Graham K Hobbs 1 Jul 44

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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This page first produced 28 March 2011

This page last updated 09 October 2016