Group Photos of WWII

AWAS were given a few days to acclimatise to the tropics and settle into barracks on Butibum Road, Lae before starting work. They set up their living quarters etc and went about 'sprucing up' their new home, which had been built by army engineers and New Guinea workers. (From L) Signalwoman Laura Baker, Lance-Corporal P Leach and Signalwoman Joan Kessels rake leaves in the compound.The compound perimeter enclosed by a high barbed wire fence patrolled by armed guards. (AWM)
Gunner J Hume of Maryborough, Qld pictured in Balikpapan, Borneo in July 1945. Gunner Hume is giving a can of condensed milk to a Balikpapan native as he returns to his village with his infant in a cloth sling across his back. (AWM)
Signaller Joan Kessels (2nd from left) amongst first Queensland members of the AWAS who served in the Islands to arrive home.
Scarness, Qld. C. 1944-03. Group of Air Training Corps (ATC) cadets receiving parachute training near Maryborough.
Command Depot of the Fifth United States Army, Air Force in northern Australia during World War 2. Australian and American ground crews are pictured working together on the starboard engine of a Liberator. L-R Private First Class Frank Shively (Jamestown, Ls.), Leading aircraftman. D. Mobbs (St. George, QLD), Private. David Goodman (Winchester, Mass.) and Leading aircraftman D. Higgins (Maryborough QLD) - (State Library of Victoria)
Crew members of an Australian Baltimore Squadron operating in Italy in support of the Eighth Army. Photo shows E.G. Murphy of Maryborough, Qld, C.W. Evans of Canberra, ACT and J.H. O'Keefe of Boulder, WA. Circa 1945. search.slv.vic.go...
Australians and Americans working on a Liberator bomber motor. Pictured are Frank Shively from Jamestown L.A., LAC D. Mobbs from St. George, Qld, LAC D. J. Higgins of Maryborough, Qld and Pvt. David Goodman of Winchester, Mass. (State Library of Victoria)search.slv.vic.go...
Thompson Family (courtesy of Cassandra L Riley)

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