US ARMY UNITS IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

 

1st Cavalry Division (Strathpine)
    - 1st Cavalry Brigade
                    - 5th Cavalry Regiment
                      - 12th Cavalry Regiment
    
- 2nd Cavalry Brigade
                    - 7th Cavalry Regiment
                    - 8th Cavalry Regiment
1st Chemical Company (Aviation) B
Attached Detachment at Townsville, QLD
Attached Detachment at Geelong, VIC
1st Evacuation Hospital
Less Detachments with CA at Brisbane, QLD
1st Interpretation
Detachment at Townsville, QLD
1st Marine Division (US)
Camp Cable, Logan Village
1st Replacement Battalion
Companies A, B & C at Camp Darley, VIC
2nd Field Hospital 2nd Chemical Company (Aviation)
Detachment attached to 35th Air Base Group at Charters Towers, QLD
Decontamination Detachment at Charters Towers, QLD
Detachment attached to 22nd Air Base Group at Amberley, QLD
Decontamination Detachment attached to 36th Air Base Group at Tocumwal, NSW
2nd Interpretation
Detachment at Townsville, QLD
2nd Interpretation Detachment 2nd Replacement Battalion
Companies D, E & F at Camp Darley, VIC
2nd Materiel Squadron, 35th Air Base Group
Townsville, QLD
2nd Station Hospital
Temporary Station at Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC
Detachment at Brisbane, QLD
 2nd Port of Embarkation, Hq & Hq Co
Less Hq Detachment at Townsville, QLD
   2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
3rd Engineer Combat Battalion
Rockhampton
 3rd Portable Surgical Hospital  3rd Postal Reg. Sect
Detachment at Melbourne, VIC
Camp Ascot, Brisbane, QLD
3rd US Medical Supply Unit 3rd Medical Laboratory
Brisbane, QLD
4th Chemical Company Supply Section
Detachment at Archerfield, QLD
4th General Hospital
(Royal Melbourne Hospital)
4th Supply Squadron, 4th Air Depot Group
Melbourne, VIC
5th Station Hospital
Rockhampton
6th US Army 7th Employment Company
(Chinese)
8th Materiel Squadron, 45th Air Base Group
Charleville, QLD
9th Med Supply Depot
1 Section, less 1 Detachment at Brisbane, QLD
Detachment 1 Section at Melbourne, VIC
9th Portable Hospital
10th Evacuation Hospital
Brisbane, QLD
10th Chemical Maintenance Co.
Melbourne, VIC
Crosby Park, Brisbane
11th AC Replacement Cont Depot
1st to 10th Squadrons
201st to 224th Companies
Camp Murphy, Melbourne, VIC
11th Field Artillery Battalion
Rockhampton
11th Signal Platoon (Aviation) AB
Charters Towers, QLD
12th Station Hospital
Townsville, QLD
13th Field Artillery Regiment
Rockhampton
 13th Station Hospital
Camp Darley, VIC
14th Anti-Aircraft Command (U.S. Army)
(AMP Building)
17th Station Hospital
Cloncurry, QLD
18th Station Hospital
Charters Towers, QLD
24th Infantry Division Rockhampton
    - 19th Infantry Regiment
    - 21st Infantry Regiment
    - 34th Infantry Regiment
24th Signal Platoon AB
Daly Waters, NT
24th Medical Battalion
Rockhampton
  25th Ordnance Company Medium Maintenance (AA)
or 25th Ord Co (MM)
Camp Seymour, VIC
25th Portable Surgical Hospital
Beaudesert
28th Chemical Company
1 Platoon of 28th Chemical Decontamination Company (Cld) at Brisbane, QLD
28th Surgical Hospital
Camp Darley, VIC
Wacol possibly Camp Columbia
29th Quartermaster Truck Regiment (Cld)
Less Company E at Mount Isa, QLD
30th Quartermaster Regiment (Aviation) Truck
Company K Attached to 36th Air Base Group at Tocumwal, NSW
32nd Infantry Division (Camp Cable, Logan Village)
The Red Arrows
    - 126th Infantry Regiment
    - 127th Infantry Regiment
    - 128th Infantry Regiment
33rd Quartermaster Battalion (Aviation) Truck
Company B at Charters Towers, QLD
33rd Quartermaster Truck Regiment
Brisbane
33rd Surgical Hospital
Townsville less 2 surgical teams
35th Air Base Group
Charters Towers, QLD
36th Air Base Group
Tocumwal, NSW
 
 36th Employment Company
(Javanese)
37th Ordnance Company (MM)
Less 1 Detachment at Brisbane, QLD
1 Detachment at Townsville, QLD
37th Signal Platoon (AB)
Amberley, QLD
40th Coastal Artillery Brigade (covering Qld)
Wooloowin, QLD
41st Coastal Artillery AA Brigade (covering NT)
Melbourne, VIC
41st Infantry Division, US Army
   - Headquarters Company
- MP Company
- Headquarters & Headquarters Battery 41st Division Artillery & Band
- 41st Recon Trp
- 41st Signal Company
- 116th Engineer Battalion (C)
- 116th Medical Battalion
- 116th Quartermaster Battalion
- 146th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm) (Trk-D)
     - 162nd Infantry Regiment
    - 163rd Infantry Regimen
- 167th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm) (Trk-D)
    - 186th Infantry Regiment
- 205th Field Artillery Battalion (155-mm) (Trk-D)
- 218th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm) (Trk-D)
- 641st Tank Destroyer Battalion

Camp Seymour, VIC; "The Caves", near Rockhampton; Puckapunyal, VIC; Mangalore, VIC and Rollingstone near Townsville)
42nd General Hospital (US)
Temporary Station at Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC
Stuartholme, then Holland Park
42nd Airborne Division 42nd Chemical Laboratory Co.
Clayfield, Brisbane
43rd Engineer General Services Regiment, US Corps of Engineers
Melbourne, VIC
Darwin, NT
Katherine, NT
2nd Battalion less Company E at Adelaide, SA
43rd Material Squadron, 46th Air Base Group
Adelaide River plus a an attached Chemical Company Detachment
 44th General Hospital
45th Air Base Group
Charleville, QLD
  46th Air Base Group
Daly Waters, NT
46th Engineer Regiment (GS)
1 Company at Horn Island
1 Battalion less 1 Company at Portland Roads, QLD
Less 1 Battalion & 1 Company at Townsville
47th Materiel Squadron, 35th Air Base Group
Charters Towers, QLD
47th Station Hospital 48th Quartermaster Truck Regiment (Cld)
Mount Isa
49th Materiel Squadron
Attached to 36th Air Base Group at Tocumwal, NSW
   
49th Service Squadron 52nd Signal Battalion
Less 1st Platoon Company A at Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC
1st Platoon Company at Mount Isa
52nd Field Artillery Regiment
Rockhampton
 55th Ordnance Company Ammunition (Cld)
Camp Kangaroo, near Townsville
Less 1 Detachment at Torrens Creek, QLD
59th Ordnance Company (Ammunition)
Kane Ordnance Depot, Bannockburn, VIC
St. Mary's Ammunition Dump, NSW
61st Field Artillery Battalion
Brisbane
 61st Machine Records Unit 61st Materiel Squadron, 46th Air Base Group
Geelong, VIC
  62nd Chemical Depot Co. Det.
1 Platoon at Melbourne, VIC
1 Platoon at Crosby Park, Brisbane
Less 2 Platoons at Kane Ordnance Depot, Bannockburn, VIC
63rd Field Artillery Battalion
Rockhampton
69th Engineer Company (Top)
Brisbane, QLD
72nd Quartermaster Battalion (LM)
Company A at Brisbane, QLD
74th Coastal Artillery Regiment
Brisbane
82nd Field Artillery Battalion
Brisbane
84th Ordnance Company (Depot)
Less 3 Detachments at Camp Seymour, VIC
Detachment at Brisbane, QLD
Detachment at Adelaide, SA
84th Quartermaster Co. (Depot Sup)
Camp Straubel, Melbourne, VIC
85th Station Hospital
Tambourine
86th Quartermaster Battalion (LM)
Company A in Townsville
Company C at Mount Isa
89th Station Hospital 91st Engineer General Service Regiment
Giru, QLD
91st Quartermaster Company
91st Station Hospital
Wacol possibly Camp Columbia
92nd Quartermaster Company Railhead (Cld)
Townsville, QLD
93rd Engineer Regiment
94th Coast Artillery (AA) Regiment (Brisbane)
40th Anti-aircraft Brigade

Less 2 Detachments and 1 Battery at Townsville
Detachment at Cairns, QLD
Detachment at Charters Towers, QLD
1 Battery at Horn Island, QLD
 96th Engineer Sep Battalion (Cld)
Companies A & C at Townsville, QLD
96th Engineer Regiment
99th Field Artillery Battalion
Brisbane

99th Signal Battalion
Wacol possibly Camp Columbia

101 Coastal Artillery (AA Separate) Battalion
 102 Coastal Artillery (AA Separate) Battalion
41st CA Brigade
Darwin, NT
104 Coastal Artillery (AA Separate) Battalion
Cooktown, QLD
Batteries "A" & "B" (US)
(Horn Island)
Battery "C" at Coen, QLD
105th Chemical Impreg. Co.
Crosby Park, Brisbane
105th General Hospital (US)
Temporary Station at Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC
Gatton Agricultural College
107th Medical Battalion
Jimboomba
107th Quartermaster Battalion
114th Engineer Combat Battalion
Jimboomba
116th Engineer Battalion 116th Medical Battalion
116th Quartermaster Battalion
Company A at Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC
118th General Hospital, USASOS
Temporary Station at Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC
Herne Bay
118th Ordnance Company
Adelaide, SA
120th Field Artillery Battalion (US) (105-mm How),
32nd Division
Jimboomba
121st Field Artillery Battalion (155-mm How) (Trk-D)
Jimboomba
126 Signal Radio Intelligence Company
126th Signal Company (RI)
1 Optg Platoon at Mount Macedon, VIC
126th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm How) (Trk-D)
Jimboomba
126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Division
(Camp Cable)
127th Infantry Regiment    
128th Infantry Regiment 129th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm) (Trk-D)
32nd Division

Jimboomba
131st Field Artillery Regiment
(Texas National Guard)
 135th Medical Regiment
Band at Melbourne, VIC
Hq Detachment 1st Battalion, Company F at Brisbane, QLD
Hqs Detachment 2nd Bn, Co E at Townsville
Southport
Major's Creek
Birdum
Livingstone Airfield
135 AGH - American Army Field Hospital (Is this the same as 135th Medical Regiment?)
Camped at Birdum, NT prior July 1944, then Adelaide River, NT
138th Signal Radio Intelligence Company
146th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm) (Trk-D) 147th Field Artillery Regiment (75-mm)
(Regiment of the South Dakota National Guard)
148th Field Artillery Regiment (75-mm)
(National Guard unit from Idaho)
148th Field Artillery Regiment
Less 2nd Battalion & Headquarters and Headquarters Battery at Ballarat, VIC
Headquarters & Headquarters Battery at Birdum, NT
153rd Station Hospital (US)
Southport Boys School
155th Station Hospital
Temporary Station, Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC
Camp Cable, QLD
162nd Ordnance Platoon,
2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
162nd Ordnance Maintenance Company,
2nd Engineer Special Brigade
162nd Infantry Regiment, Cannon Company
163rd Infantry Regiment 166th Station Hospital
Ballarat, VIC
166th AAA Gun Bn.
167th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm) (Trk-D) 171st Station Hospital
Camp Seymour, VIC
172nd Station Hospital (US)
Temporary Station at Camp Pell, Melbourne, VIC

Nudgee Junior College at Indooroopilly, QLD
174th Station Hospital
Brisbane, QLD
176th Sig Rep Co
Detachment at Darwin, NT
Detachment at Charters Towers, QLD
Detachment at Charleville, QLD
Detachment at Tocumwal, NSW
176th Rep Co
Less 4 Detachments at Camp Stanly K. Robinson, Melbourne, VIC
179th Ordnance Company    
179th Quartermaster Company (hv Maint) or (HM)
Mount Isa, QLD
182nd Infantry Regiment
(part of Task Force 6814)
186th Infantry Regiment
189th Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company,
2nd Engineer Special Brigade
190th Quartermaster  Company (Gasoline Supply)
(Previously Company "A", 207th Quartermaster Battalion (Gasoline Supply))
Mount Isa, QLD
197th Coastal Artillery (AA) Regiment, New Hampshire National Guard
201st Sig Co Depot
Camp Stanley K. Robinson, Melbourne, VIC
1 Section at Tocumwal, NSW
202nd Sig Co (Depot)
Less 1 Section & 1 Detachment at Brisbane, QLD
Detachment at Townsville, QLD
202nd Quartermaster Platoon Serv Ctr (Avn)
203rd Quartermaster Platoon Serv Ctr (Avn)
Charters Towers, QLD
204th Quartermaster Platoon Serv Ctr (Avn)
Attached to 36th Air Base Group at Tocumwal, VIC
205th Quartermaster Platoon Serv Ctr (Avn)
Charleville, QLD
205th Field Artillery Battalion (155-mm) (Trk-D) 206th Quartermaster Platoon Serv Ctr (Avn)
Daly Waters, NT
207th Quartermaster Platoon Serv Ctr (Aviation)
Amberley Airfield
207th Quartermaster Battalion (Gasoline Supply), Company "A",
(later 190th Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company)
208th Coastal Artillery (AA) Regiment
Brisbane
Less 1 Battalion at Townsville
218th Field Artillery Battalion (105-mm) (Trk-D)
256th Station Hospital
Holland Park, QLD
262nd Medical Battalion,
2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
271st Field Artillery Battalion
Brisbane
287th Signal Company,
2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
301st CA Transport Det
Brisbane, QLD
338th Ordnance Company
339th Engineer Regiment
Brisbane
345th Military Police Escort Guard Company 360th Ordnance Company (Comp) (Amm & Dep)
360th Quartermaster Company (Comp) (Trk)
Brisbane, QLD
 360th Quartermaster Company (Composite) - Bakery Section, Quartermaster Section, Base Section Two
Townsville, QLD
360th Quartermaster Company (Composite) (MSTR)
Townsville, QLD
360th Quartermaster Company (Composite) (Sup & Mort)
Detachment at Brisbane, QLD
 360th Quartermaster Company (Composite) (Dep Sup)
Brisbane, QLD
 362nd Quartermaster Battalion, 2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade 
370th Materiel Squadron (Reduced)
Laverton, VIC
 391st Engineers
1 Platoon at Brisbane, QLD
391st Engineer Company (Depot)
Less 2 Platoons at South Kensington Station, VIC
394th Quartermaster Battalion
Brisbane
   
394th Quartermaster Battalion Port (Cld)
Company C at Mount Isa
394th Quartermaster Battalion Port less Companies C & D (Cld) at Birdum, NT 394th Quartermaster Battalion Port (Cld)
Company D less 1 Platoon at Charters Towers, QLD
1 Platoon at Cloncurry, QLD
440th Signal Battalion 411th Engineer Base Shop Battalion, U.S. Army 441st Ordnance Company Aviation B
1st Platoon at Daly Waters, NT

1 Platoon at Charleville, QLD
445th Ordnance Company Aviation B
1st Platoon (Batchelor Airfield)
2nd Platoon (Batchelor Airfield)
3rd Platoon (Batchelor Airfield)
450th Ordnance Company (Aviation) B
Cloncurry, QLD
 453rd Ordnance Company Aviation B
1st Platoon at Brisbane, QLD
2nd Platoon at Townsville, QLD
3rd Platoon at Townsville, QLD
464th Ordnance Company (Aviation) B
Charters Towers, QLD (less 1 Platoon)
481st Ordnance Company (Aviation) B
3rd Platoon at Townsville
503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment
532 Engineer Amphibian Regiment, 2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
possible same as 532nd Engineer Boat & Shore Regiment (Rockhampton)
542nd Engineer Ship & Shore Battalion
Rockhampton
542nd Engineer Amphibian Regiment, 2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade
562nd Engineer Boat Maintenance Company, 2nd Engineer Amphibian Brigade 565th Signal Air Warning Battalion
Archerfield, QLD
 576th Engineer Company Dp Trk
Reid River, QLD
577th Ordnance Ammunition Company 578th Ordnance Ammunition Company
(Darra Ordnance Ammunition Depot)
580th Ordnance Ammunition Company
583rd Signal Air Warning Battalion 585th Engineer Company Dp Trk
Reid River, QLD
615th Quartermaster Platoon (LM) (Aviation)
Attached to 36th Air Base Group at Tocumwal, NSW
  616th Quartermaster Platoon (LM) (Aviation) 8th AB Gp 617th Quartermaster Platoon (LM) (Aviation) 35th AB Gp
Charters Towers, QLD
618th Quartermaster Platoon (LM) (Aviation) 46th AB Gp
Birdum, NT
  621st Quartermaster Platoon (LM) (Aviation) 45th AB Gp
Charleville, QLD
622nd Quartermaster Platoon (LM) (Aviation) 22nd AB Gp
Amberley, QLD
623rd Ordnance Ammunition Company 630th Ordnance Company Ammunition
Detachment in Cairns, QLD
Detachment at Horn Island
632nd Tank Destr Bn (L) (Towed)
636th Ordnance Company Ammunition (Cld)
Brisbane, QLD
641st Tank Destr Bn (L) 648th Engineer Battalion (Topographical)
Less Company A at Brisbane
676th Ordnance Company (Aviation) F
Less 1 Platoon at Brisbane, QLD
678th Ordnance Company (Aviation) F
Camp Murphy, Melbourne, VIC
 
679th Ordnance Company (Aviation) F
2 Platoons at Townsville, QLD
683rd Ordnance Company (Aviation) F
Less 2 Platoons at Archerfield, QLD
Antil Plains, QLD
1 Platoon at Woodstock
694th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion
694th Sig Reptg Co (AWS)
Less 1 Platoon at Townsville
Plotting Platoon at Brisbane, QLD
695th Quartermaster Truck Company,
2nd Engineer Special Brigade
699th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion
or 699th Sig Reptg Co (AWS)
Reptg Platoon at Brisbane, QLD
703rd Ordnance Company (Aviation) AB
704th Ordnance Company (Aviation) AB
Camp Murphy, Melbourne, VIC
704th Quartermaster Company (Aviation) Truck
Amberley Airfield, QLD
707th CAC Btry (AA)
Brisbane, QLD
707th Ordnance Company Aviation AB
Attached to 36th Air Base Group at Tocumwal, NSW
708th CAC Btry (AA)
Brisbane, QLD
709th CAC Btry (AA)
Brisbane, QLD
709th Ordnance Company Aviation AB
Daly Waters, NT
713th Ordnance Company Aviation AB
Less 1 Detachment at Amberley, QLD
725th Ordnance Company Aviation AB
Charters Towers, QLD
733rd Quartermaster Company Aviation Truck 738th Military Police Battalion (US)
Camp Whinstanes
799th Military Police Battalion
Eagle Farm, QLD
800 Brigade Military Police
(Townsville)
801st Military Police Battalion 806th Engineer Battalion Aviation
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
US Army Corps of Engineers
Pine Creek, NT
813th MP Co
Melbourne, VIC
814th MP Co (US)
Brisbane, QLD
823rd Signal Service Battalion
Brisbane
832nd Signal Service Company, Signal Section, USASOS
Brisbane, QLD
Detachment at Camp Stanley K. Robinson, Melbourne, VIC
Detachment in Darwin, NT
Detachment at Townsville, QLD
Detachment at Melbourne, VIC
978th Signal Service Company
(Camp Tabragalba)
997th Signal Service Battalion
(Melbourne, Adelaide River, Birdum, Darwin)
2052nd QM Truck Co. (Avn)  2053rd QM Truck Co. (Avn)
2058th QM Truck Co. (Avn) 5203rd Quartermaster Truck Battalion 5211th Engineer Battalion
Allied Geographical Section American Embalming Unit
Mt. Gravatt Showgrounds
Army Post Office 501
Melbourne, VIC
Army Post Office 503
Melbourne, VIC
Atchd Det 1st Chem Co (Avn) Serv Base Section 1 Headquarters
Darwin NT
Detachment at Birdum, NT
Base Section No. 2 Headquarters
Townsville, QLD
Base Section No. 3 Headquarters,
Brisbane, QLD
Base Section No. 4 Headquarters
Melbourne, QLD
Base Section No. 5 Headquarters
Adelaide, SA
Base Section No. 6
Perth, WA
Base Section No. 7
Sydney, NSW
Base Comm Det D
(Townsville)
Chemical Warfare School (107 Windermere Rd., Hamilton) Det Coastal AA Battery (US)
(Horn Island)
Headquarters Detachment, Base Section No. 2
(Townsville)
Headquarters U.S. Army Forces in Australia Headquarters Detachment Base Section No. 5 
Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Port of Embarkation Motor Command
Base Section Three
Motor Transport Command No. 1
Mount Isa, QLD
Postal Unit 501 Postal Unit 503 Provisional Lighter Company
Provisional Field Artillery Brigade Provost Marshall - Base Section No 3
South Brisbane Old Town Hall, Vulture St.
Remount Depot
Rocky Springs
Sig Photo Mail Det
Brisbane, QLD
Staff Judge Advocate Section, USAFFE Stradbroke Island US Army Early Warning Radar
Point Lookout
"The Native Labour Company" Transportation Corps, Base Section Three US Army Detention Centre and Stores Depot
(Round Mountain)
US Army Kangaroo Ordnance Depot at Kurukan USA 104 HQ & HQ "B" Battery CA (AA) Battalion US Base 2 Engineers
(Townsville)
US Base 2 Intelligence Section
(Townsville)
US Army Section Base Two Signal Section
(Townsville)
US Army Station Hospital No. 18
(Cooktown)
US Army Dump Truck Battalion
(Cooktown)
US Army Works Company
(Cooktown)
US Army Signal Corps - Capalaba Radio Communications site
(near Brisbane, QLD)
US Army Signal Corps - Redland Bay Golf Course Radio Communications site
(near Brisbane, QLD)
 

 

US ARMY SHIPS

MV Matagalpa (US Army Transport) SS Bantam US Army Small Ships

 

 

"A Pub with No Beer"
written in Ingham during WW2
after the Yanks drank the pub dry!!

 

African-American soldiers in Australia during WW2

 

US Cemetery Townsville during WW2

 

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