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    Antil Plains Airfield (Antill Plains) Queensland Australia
Justin Taylan 2006
Antil Plains Airfield was located at Antil Plains near Townsville in Queensland in Australia.

Built during early 1942 for use as a military airfield.

Wartime History
During early 1942, used by U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauders and P-39 Airacobra and P-400 Airacobra.

American units based at Antil Plains
22nd BG, 33rd BS (B-26) Ipswich arrives April 7, 1942–July 20, 1942 Woodstock
22nd BG, 408th BS (B-26) Ipswich arrives April 7, 1942–July 20, 1942 Woodstock
35th FG, 40th FS (P-39) April 1942–June 1, 1942 7 Mile returns August 1942– late Nov 42-early Dec 42 12 Mile

Disused since the Pacific War.

40th Fighter / Flight Test Squadron Association - Organization via WayBack Machine July 23, 2008
"[Late March or early April 1942] ordered to a new air strip 16 miles from Townsville, QLD called Antil Plains. After six weeks of training new people and securing P-400s and P-39s, the 40th was ordered to Port Moresby, Papua on 2 June 1942"

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Last Updated
May 1, 2021


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