'Living and Working at Fenton Field, NT, during the Pacific War'


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Presenter:  Craig Bellamy

Date: Sep 22, 2017

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Contact person:  Julie Mastin
T: 8946 6835
E: julie.mastin@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Burnett House, 4 Burnett Place, Myilly Point, Larrakeyah

The Larrakeyah Branch of the National Trust NT, together with the Historical Society NT wish to invite you to our sixth talk for 2017.

This presentation will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at 6pm, with drinks and nibbles available from 5.30pm.

Our guest speaker is Craig Bellamy.  The title of Craig's talk is:  'Living and Working at Fenton Field, NT, during the Pacific War'.

'Fenton was an Allied airfield built out of the bush on Tipperary Station in the Douglas Daly in 1942.  The airfield was the base for B-24 Liberator bombers of the USAAF's 380th Heavy Bomber Group flying missions against the Japanese.

What was it like living and working in this temporary military "bush town", eating Yank food and drinking Yank beverages, experiencing the isolation of living in tents, with few creature comforts, in the Territory's wet and dry and the added threats of attack from Japanese bombers'?

Craig is an historian currently in his third year of a PhD at CDU which deals with a secret multinational and multi-service organisation that operated within General Douglas MacArthur's General Headquarters during the Pacific War.

Cost: $2 for members of either the National Trust or the Historical Society and $5 for non-members.

Everyone is most welcome, so please join us for this interesting talk.