USAFIA COMMAND POST
UNDERGROUND ROOM, CASTLE HILL ROAD,
CASTLE HILL, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
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
"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