33° 46' 0S Long 150° 52' 0E Doonside is located in New South Wales in Australia. Located to the east is Sydney.
During World War II, there was an emergency
strip and an Australian Army base at this location.
Wallgrove Army Base
The following Australian Army units were based there:
c 1940 - 21st Light Horse Regiment
Jul 1940 - 2/19th Battalion (new recruits)
Dec 1940 - 3rd Infantry Battalion
Feb 1943 - 9th Australian Division (AIF division returned from North Africa).
Aug 1943 - 53rd Anti-Aircraft (Composite) Regiment
Apr 1944 - 2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion
Apr 1944 - 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion
Post-war, the 176
Air Dispatch Company was based there.
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for this research
Wallgrove Airfield (Doonside Airfield)
Built in 1942 as an emergency airfield, disused since the war
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October 23, 2019