TUNNEL AT BANDIANA
ABOUT 5 KMS SOUTH EAST OF WODONGA, VICTORIA
USED BY THE MILITARY DURING WW2
In the early 1970's, approximately 200 "brand new" WW2 Studebaker army trucks in crates, were stored in a WW2 tunnel near Bandiana in Victoria. Access to the tunnel was via an old Army Nissen hut located against the side of a hill. There was a story about a Police Sergeant in the CMF being a member of one of two crews of logistics personnel sent to pick up 14 trucks. They drove straight into the old Nissen Hut and straight into the hill and took out the 14 trucks.
Bandiana is about 5 kms south east of Wodonga.
Another source believes that the Studebakers and Harley Davidson motor cycles where lined up in trenches and run over by a large tank in an oval in the Army grounds at Bandiana. Once destroyed the trenches where covered with soil and became the Bandiana oval. An ex army friend of his witnessed the event and even rode one of the Harleys.
Can anyone tell
me some more about this tunnel
and what became of the Studebakers?
Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader, Mon 22 April 2002
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