YCHT/CXT - Charters Towers Airport
Somewhere in Australia

YCHT/CXT - Charters Towers Airport

Somewhere in Australia

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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