81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP [USAAF]
[QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.
[Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very good condition.
During World War II the Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron of the USAAF 81st Air Depot Group were located in the Ward Motors building at Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The Group carried out its maintenance operations at the Eagle Farm aerodrome. It also had bases at Finschhafen, east of Lae (New Guinea), and later at Hollandia (Dutch New Guinea).