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"G" for George at Garbutt airfield in Townsville
during a War Bonds visit

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"G" for George arrived in Townsville at 12.45 pm on Saturday 14 April 1945. It had left Rockhampton at 10.00 am that morning. It took a number of passengers for joy rides around Townsville from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Records show that an engine cylinder block was changed while they were in Townsville. Keith Ower thought that they may have even changed two of its engines possibly while they were in Townsville.


NOTE:- The above photograph is from the private collection of North Queensland Research and Salvage Pty. Ltd, a company interested in the research, discovery and preservation of World War II structures on Australian soil.



Nelmes, Michael V. & Jenkins Ian, "G-for-George - A memorial to RAAF Bomber Crews 1939-45 - 460 Squadron RAAF", Banner Books, 2000


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