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WWII American Servicemen in Australia: The known and unknown

American soldier dancing on a table, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland during World War Two, ca. 1943. Image from State Library of Queensland.

Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 7 December 1941, America entered World War Two. American servicemen arrived in Brisbane by the end of December. They were largely concentrated near Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville, and Queensland became an important base for American forces during the War in the Pacific. ‘Over-sexed, over-paid and over here’ … Read more