ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES
LOCATED IN THE TOWNSVILLE AREA

DURING WW2

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Aitkenvale Cape Cleveland
(208th Anti Aircraft Battalion - US Army)
Kissing Point
Locations on both sides of Wagner Street (was Fletcher Street) between O'Donnell Street and Leslie Street, Oonoonba Mount St. John Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island
Meatworks paddocks on the southern side of Oonoonba Road, Oonoonba Our Ladys Mount College
Stanton Hill (US Army)
Pallarenda Searchlight Station

(No 79 Anti Aircraft Searchlight Battery - AWAS)
Pilot Hill? (near Harbour) (US Army) Ross Battery
7 Heavy Battery
(southern side of the mouth of Ross River)
Signal Hill
(Is this the same one as Pilot Hill?)
South Townsville State School AA Guns
(208th Anti Aircraft Battalion - US Army)
Stony Creek SL Station
(No 79 Anti Aircraft Searchlight Battery - AWAS)
The Strand
(208th Anti Aircraft Battalion - US Army)
 Three Mile Creek
(where is this? Pallarenda perhaps?)
Wills Street Anti-aircraft Gun
(Townsville - on a rock ledge opposite the intersection with Wills Street)
114 Light Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment, 165 Battery, 607 Troop
on Breakwater near Townsville Harbour (perhaps they also had the Bofors at Strand Park?)

 

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