37° 32' 60S Long 143° 50' 60E Ballarat is located at an elevation of 1,669' / 508m located along the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria in Australia. To the east is Melbourne. Also known as Ballaarat, Balaratas or Balaratas.
During the Pacific War, American troops were based in Ballarat. After Guadalcanal the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) 11th
Marines were stationed in Ballarat to recouperate.
Wartime airfield used by USAAF in the early stages of the war
City of Ballarat - Official Website
Oz@War - Miliary Units at Ballarat, VIC during World War 2
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September 1, 2018