246th Australian Supply Depot Platoon

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Brief History

In September 1943 the 246th Australian Supply Depot Platoon was split off from the 2/101st Composite Platoon AASC at Dobodura in New Guinea. It then moved to Port Moresby in October to join the 1st Australian Air Maintenance Company which t that time was supplying units advancing along the Ramu River. Relieved in March 1944 by the 3rd Air Maintenance Company, they moved to Chermside in Queensland and then Wongabel in August. In August they were attached to the AASC HQ unit that would accompany the 26th Australian Infantry Brigade that had been tasked with landing at Tarakan Island off North Borneo. In March 1945 they moved to the staging area at Morotai, and then landed at Tarakan in May where they remained for the rest of the war.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 5 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 5.167 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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