Unofficial history of the Australian
& New Zealand Armed
The Yanks in Aussie in WW2
Thousands of American
service personnel came to Australia during WW2 to help fight the war in
the South West Pacific Area (SWPA). They changed Australia in many ways.
learning 2 Up from some Diggers while some of their mates keep guard and
others have a yarn. Note the tropical helmets on the US troops.
Many tent cities were
set up on Australian farmland to handle the influx.
day the hotels would get a supply of beer which was heavily rationed.
When the "suds" were about to come on the queue would form and
often went up the street as this one in Brisbane shows. Note the US Navy
and US Army mixed with Aussie civilians and some Diggers.