USAFIA COMMAND POST
UNDERGROUND ROOM, CASTLE HILL ROAD,
CASTLE HILL, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WWII

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There is a well preserved United States Army Forces in Australia USAFIA Command Post located below the road to the top of Castle Hill in the North Ward area of Townsville. It is so well concealed that most people do not even know that it is there.

 


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Plan of USAFIA Command Post
on the lower slopes of Castle Hill, Townsville

 

The two entrances to this USAFIA Command Post situated below the road up Castle Hill

 

A rock retaining wall is located in front of the Command Post. This wall leads to a smaller wall supporting a path that leads directly off the edge of the Castle Hill road in to the underground room or bunker. Some have suggested that the steel doors have been removed from the two entrances. 

 

The two entrances to this bunker

 

One of the two entrances

 

The floor and walls inside the bunker

 

One of the corners inside the bunker

 

Another corner inside the bunker

 

WWII Bunker Tour of Townsville

 

REFERENCES
"North Queensland Line: The Defence of Townsville in 1942"
By Ray Holyoak

"Command Post, USA FIA, Townsville" - NAA File Item Barcode 12226623

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this small command post/bunker?

 

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This page first produced 4 November 2001

This page last updated 23 November 2018