Here are photo’s of Townsville during WWII.During the war, Townsville was known as the Fortress City.
UNDERGROUND WARFARE We live in a world of competing nations and competing political ideologies. It is hardly surprising then, that Tunnellers built underground defense shelters, or that the USA is studying the use of deep shafts from which rockets can be fired; or that Russia is said to be building coastal caverns at Vladivostok to […]
Townsville has lost some of its rich military history forever. Given it was the largest U.S. base outside the United States during WW2, there is very little left for anyone to see. Complete ignorance by Government officials and the grab for land development, has seen many items disappear forever. Most recent of which hit the […]
How did they build tunnels or bunkers so fast with out any one taking notice of what was going on around them? One of the first things the engineers did to hide the nature of the works was to make it look like it was a quarry. This way it would not be bombed by […]
De Havilliand private company copies that where to be destroyed. These copies that were to be destroyed and where saved by a test pilot. Who was a good man. they range from the 1920 to after the war.
A collection of Australian naval ships.
This is a fine collection of life at the air field during war time. once again it is a private collection now onJdisplay.Photos can be purchased if you like a large file or download off here for personal research only.
WA Army museum and surrounding areas of interest. This Army museum no longer exists. If anyone has any photos they would like to add, please contact us and we will post them online for you.
These are from a private collection. They were taken in the old Aviation Museum around the 1950 to 1970 time frame. Some items are no longer on display.
These photos are of 36 sqd sea plane base. the photo with the servicemen in them has a rare find. a walrus sea plane which at a reunion, most of the squadron never new flew from there. if you have any photos you wish to add. We will place your name beside them.
Gallipoli Photo’s taken by a Turkish serviceman showing the Turkish side of the Gallipoli Campaign.
Photo’s from the Western Front During WW1
This is a private collection from a former German SS Soldier.
Fourth U.S. Air Force main hangers. All theses planes are waiting a refit. READY FOR THE PUSH INTO THE PACIFIC. count them and see how many planes are here. Think about the how many parts are needed. All the hangers are empty. Every photo we hold of this site shows all the hangers.