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U.S. Army commandeered the original Capalaba Hotel - Nov 1943
'U.S. Army commandeered the original Capalaba Hotel from the Licensee, Mrs Horden - Nov 1943, Capalaba Tavern, Queensland, Australia.'
The US Army Signal Corps established the Capalaba radio station to the west of Old Cleveland East Road, south of Uhlman Road, on land owned by the Cotton family.
[Picture: Courtesy of Viva Morrow c/o Leonie Swift, Redlands Local History & Heritage Library.]
The site where the U.S. Army commandeered the original Capalaba Hotel - now Nov 2016
'The site where the U.S. Army commandeered the original Capalaba Hotel from the Licensee, Mrs Horden - Nov 1943, Capalaba Tavern, Queensland, Australia now Nov 2016'
Picture: Header, Original Caption: Down the ramp of a Coast Guard Landing barge Yankee soldiers storm toward the beach-sweeping fire of Nazi defenders in the D-Day Invasion of the French Coast. Troops ahead may be seen lying flat under the deadly machine gun resistance of the Germans. Soon the Nazis were driven back under the overwhelming Invasion forces thrown in from Coast Guard and Navy amphibious craft.
[Courtesy of National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)(513173)] (Edited: Artistic Blur by Graeme Watson, 2016)