Overall Australians Enlisted: 990,900
Australian Army

726,800

Royal Australian Air Force

216,000

 

Royal Australian Navy

48,100

Source: Australian War Memorial - Gavin Long
Overall Deaths 39,652
Wounded in action

23,477

Prisoners of war

22,264

Civilian deaths

700

Australian casualty rate0.58%

Source: Australian War Memorial - Gavin Long

[Stats provided are for general information purposes only.]

Notes

01

Australia, Declares War on Germany.
3rd September 1939.

02

Italy enters the war as a member of the Axis powers,
10th June 1940.

03

Japanese bombing of Darwin, Broome

The Japanese 1st Air Fleet attacks allied ships at Broome and Darwin,
19th Feb 1942.

04

The Kokoda Track

Australia, takes the Kokoda Trail.
31st Jan 1943.

05

Germany surrenders to the Allies.
7th May 1945.

06

Enola Gay drops first atomic bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima.
6th August 1945.

07

General Douglas MacArthur

Japan surrenders to US General Douglas MacArthur and the Allies, aboard USS Missouri.
2nd September 1945.

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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 - Nov 1943, Capalaba Tavern, Queensland, Australia. - Source Viva Morrow, c/o Leonie Swift, Redlands Local History & Heritage Library.
'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 - Copyright © 2016 Graeme Watson
'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)] Public Domain Mark 1.0 (Edited: Artistic Blur by Graeme Watson, 2016)