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Tocumwal and B24 Liberator

The HISTORY OF TOCUMWAL AND THE LIBERATOR B24

The Tocumwal Golf Club stands on the site that from 1942 to 1960 was the home of  RAAF Station Tocumwal.

The aerodrome was built in just l6 weeks by 2,700 construction workers.  608 buildings were erected, including seven giant hangars for 54 Liberator bombers.   The three hangars now remaining, are architecturally significant, being the largest clear-span timber buildings  in Australia.

300 buildings were located over the area of the present golf course, including RAAF Station Headquarters and encampment buildings accommodating some 5,000 RAAF and WAAAF personnel.

The original brick entry wall and sentry box and RAAF signage located at the northern entrance to the Golf Course, together with the scale replica B-24 bomber pole mounted at the Barooga Road entrance, keep alive the history of those years.

The photographs and history boards displayed in our upstairs dining room, bear witness to the story of what was once the biggest aerodrome in the Southern Hemisphere,  in the tiny township of Tocumwal.

Now the best kept secret on the Murray – the 36 hole Tocumwal Golf Club -  is making its name for not only superb  course  presentation,  but  also  the  friendly welcome extended to all visitors.
B24 Liberators 1942

B24 Liberators over-flying Tocumwal in 1942


The B24 Liberator Replica pole mounted at the Tocumwal Golf Club entrance


Section of the Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum on display at the Tocumwal Bowls Club


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