QANTAS ENGINE OVERHAUL SHOP
WORKED FOR THE 81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP
IN BRISBANE, QLD DURING WW2

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QANTAS carried out aero engine overhaul work for the 81st Air Depot Group in Brisbane during WW2. They overhauled 181 aero engines between 11 May 1942 and 11 May 1943.

 

QANTAS Overhaul Hangar (Note the camouflage)

 

Magniflux and precision inspection

 

Single row assembly line

 

Final Test

 

Cleaning

 

Machine Shop

 

Assembly

 

Left to Right:- Mr. Stone (Works Manager, QANTAS), Mr. Crossett (Wright Factory Representative),
Mr. Brown (Manager of QANTAS), Mr. Stankiewiez (Wright Factory Representative),
Mr. Avery (Foreman - Supt.),  Lt. Wilson (Engineer of Archerfield).

 

Dis-assembly

 

Final engine test

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Bob Livingstone for his assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"The 81st A.D.G."

 

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This page first produced 18 December 2002

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