25 Feb 1942

Australia
  • USAT Ancon and USAT Hugh L. Scott arrived at Brisbane, Australia, delivering ground echelons of 3rd Bombardment Group (Light and 22nd Bombardment Group (Medium) of the United States Army Air Forces. ww2dbase [Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
22 Mar 1942

Australia
  • A number of US B-26 Marauder bombers arrived at Archerfield Municipal Airport near Brisbane, Australia; 3 of the Marauder bombers were lost en route from the US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
15 Apr 1942

Australia
24 Apr 1942

Australia
23 May 1942

Australia
7 Jun 1942

Australia
5 Jul 1942

Australia
8 Jul 1942

Australia
  • USS S-43 departed Brisbane, Australia with RAAF Flight Officer Cecil John Trevelyan Mason aboard for New Ireland. ww2dbase [S-43 | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
23 Jul 1942

Australia
24 Jul 1942

Australia
28 Jul 1942

Australia
29 Jul 1942

Australia
  • George Kenney met with George Brett (whom Kenney was replacing) and then with Douglas MacArthur in Brisbane, Australia. He spent the latter part of the day inspecting airfields in the region. ww2dbase [George Kenney | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
23 Aug 1942

Australia Photo(s) dated 23 Aug 1942
Captain Ralph Chrstie congratulating Lieutenant Commander John Moore of USS S-44 on the sinking of Kako, Brisbane, Australia, 23 Aug 1942
3 Sep 1942

Australia
17 Sep 1942

Australia
12 Oct 1942

Australia
14 Oct 1942

Australia
4 Nov 1942

Australia
10 Dec 1942

Australia
  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Brisbane, Australia at the completion of her third war patrol. During this patrol, Growler operated off the east coast of New Ireland, Bismarck Islands in the lanes between Truk and Rabaul but sank no shipping. ww2dbase [Growler | Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
16 Dec 1942

Australia
26 Dec 1942

Australia
27 Dec 1942

Australia
31 Dec 1942

Australia
  • USS Wahoo completed her scheduled overhaul at Brisbane, Australia. On the same day, Commander Dudley Morton replaced Lieutenant Commander Marvin Kennedy as the commanding officer. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
1 Jan 1943

Australia
6 Jan 1943

Australia
9 Jan 1943

Australia
16 Jan 1943

Australia
  • USS Wahoo conducted sonar tests in Moreton Bay near Brisbane, Australia. Later on the same day, she departed friendly waters for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
3 Feb 1943

Australia
11 Feb 1943

Australia
16 Feb 1943

Australia
17 Feb 1943

Australia
  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Brisbane, Australia ending her fourth war patrol, cut short due to a badly damaged bow after ramming a Japanese ship ten days earlier. Repairs were begun immediately at Capricorn Wharf. ww2dbase [Growler | Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
Photo(s) dated 17 Feb 1943
USS Growler’s damaged bow after a collision, New Farm Submarine Base, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 17 Feb 1943. Note the Colonial Sugar Refinery dead ahead of Growler while her bow points toward Hawthorne across the river.Inspection of USS Growler’s damaged bow while nested alongside sub-tender USS Fulton at Capricorn Wharf, New Farm Submarine Base, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 17 Feb 1943.
21 Feb 1943

Australia
  • USS Greenling departed Brisbane, Australia with Australians and New Britain natives on board; they were to serve on New Britain as coast watchers. ww2dbase [Greenling | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
23 Feb 1943

Australia
  • Submarine USS Growler entered South Brisbane Drydock for more extensive repairs to her damaged bow. ww2dbase [Growler | Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
28 Feb 1943

Australia
  • Submarine USS Growler was floated out of South Brisbane Drydock and returned alongside sub tender USS Fulton at Capricorn Wharf, Brisbane, Australia for further repairs. She would be drydocked twice more before repairs were complete. ww2dbase [Growler | Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
4 Apr 1943

Australia
6 Apr 1943

Australia
15 Apr 1943

Australia
16 Apr 1943

Australia
18 Apr 1943

Australia
  • Admiral William Halsey and General Douglas MacArthur met at Brisbane, Australia. They agreed that the tentative date for the New Georgia invasion was to be 15 May, and that a US Marine Corps defense battalion, a US Navy construction battalion, and a US Army regimental combat team should be transferred to the theater to support the invasion. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
25 Apr 1943

Australia
1 May 1943

Australia
  • From Brisbane, Australia, George Kenney cabled Henry Arnold, noting that very few aircraft were being sent to the Southwest Pacific. Arnold would promise him enough fighters to form a new fighter group, but he could spare no additional personnel. ww2dbase [George Kenney | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
  • Submarine USS Growler was floated out of South Brisbane Drydock after a total of three drydockings to repair her damaged bow. She returned alongside sub tender USS Fulton at Capricorn Wharf, Brisbane, Australia for further repairs. ww2dbase [Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
5 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 5 May 1943
USS Growler departing Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with her freshly refitted replacement bow, 5 May 1943. Note deck gun forward of the conning tower when it had been aft prior to this refit.
12 May 1943

Australia
  • At his headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, George Kenney received a report noting that the morale of US 43rd Bomb Group was sharply declining. ww2dbase [George Kenney | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
13 May 1943

Australia
30 Jun 1943

Australia
  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Brisbane, Australia at the completion of her fifth war patrol. During this patrol, Growler operated north of New Guinea but after sinking one ship and damaging another, considerable minor damage from an intense depth charge attack forced Growler to return to Brisbane. ww2dbase [Growler | Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
10 Jul 1943

Australia
  • USS Pompon departed Brisbane, Australia for her first war patrol in the Truk, Caroline Islands area. ww2dbase [Pompon | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
21 Jul 1943

Australia
30 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1943
Ed Dyess, Melvyn McCoy, Douglas MacArthur, and Stephen Mellnik in Brisbane, Australia, 30 Jul 1943
21 Aug 1943

Australia
25 Aug 1943

Australia
  • From his headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, George Kenney cabled Henry Arnold, noting that 10% of his parafrag bombs had been depleted and requesting Arnold to intervene with the logistics sections located in the US. ww2dbase [Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
1 Sep 1943

Australia
9 Sep 1943

Australia
10 Sep 1943

Australia
  • Douglas MacArthur met with Rear Admiral Robert Carney and Colonel William Riley at Brisbane, Australia regarding attacks on Rabaul in New Britain, Bougainville in Solomon Islands, and Treasury Islands near Bougainville. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | Brisbane, Queensland | CPC]
12 Sep 1943

Australia
  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Brisbane, Australia after her sixth war patrol. During this patrol, Growler engaged no shipping. ww2dbase [Growler | Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
4 Oct 1943

Australia
30 Oct 1943

Australia
2 Mar 1944

Australia
3 Apr 1944

Australia
11 May 1944

Australia
11 Jun 1944

Australia
5 Jul 1944

Australia
1 Aug 1944

Australia
13 Aug 1944

Australia
20 Aug 1944

Australia
21 Sep 1944

Australia
1 Dec 1947

Australia
6 Dec 1947

Australia

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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