Charters Towers Airport (IATA: CXT, ICAO: YCHT) is an airport located in Columbia, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 2.9 nautical miles (5.4 km; 3.3 mi) north of the Charters Towers CBD.
== History ==
=== World War II ===
During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces Fifth Air Force stationed the following units at the airfield:
No. 22 Squadron RAAF, A-20 Boston
3d Bombardment Group, (10 March 1942 – 28 January 1943) (Headquarters)8th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (17–31 March 1942; 9 May 1942 – 28 January 1943)
90th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (8 March 1942 – 28 January 1943)431st Fighter Squadron (475th Fighter Group), P-38 Lightning (14 May – 1 July 1943)
432d Fighter Squadron (475th Fighter Group), P-38 Lightning (14 May – 11 July 1943)
433d Fighter Squadron (475th Fighter Group), P-38 Lightning (14 May – 17 June 1943)
16th Bombardment Squadron (Light) (27th Bombardment Group (Light)), A-24 Dauntless (1 April – 4 May 1942)
17th Bombardment Squadron (Light) (27th Bombardment Group (Light)), A-24 Dauntless (1 April – 4 May 1942)
91st Bombardment Squadron (Light) (27th Bombardment Group (Light)), A-24 Dauntless (24 March 1942)In addition, 370th Service Squadron managed the day to day USAAF Base operations of the airfield.
== Heritage listings ==
Charters Towers Airport has a heritage listing for the Bore Sight Range and Compass Swinging Platform established during World War II.
== See also ==
United States Army Air Forces in Australia (World War II)
List of airports in Queensland
== References ==
This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
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