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Breddan Aerodrome

Queensland, Australia

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In use 1942-1945

B-25C Tokyo Sleeper (41-12905), 405th Bombardment Squadron

Breddan Aerodrome is a heritage-listed abandoned aerodrome located 15 km (9 mi) north of , Queensland, Australia.

The airfield was constructed by the USAAF 38th Bomb Group in August 1942 as a satellite field for Charters Towers Airport, and later used by the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II as a maintenance base. Consisting of two runways, the airfield was abandoned after 1948. Today, the remains of the airfield consist of some deteriorating runways, taxiways and hardstands, mostly being reclaimed by grassland and shrub. No buildings have survived.

Heritage listing

The aerodrome was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2010.[1]

Units based at Breddan Aerodrome

71st Bombardment Squadron, B-25 Mitchell (12 August-1 October 1942)
405th Bombardment Squadron, B-25 Mitchell (7 August-30 September 1942)
  • No. 1 Torpedo Maintenance Unit RAAF
  • No. 6 Central Receiving Depot RAAF
  • No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit RAAF
  • No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit RAAF
  • No. 13 Aircraft Repair Depot RAAF

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. "Breddan Airfield". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. https://environment.ehp.qld.gov.au/heritage-register/detail/?id={{{3}}}. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

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