Archerfield Airport

February 16th, 2009

Archerfield Airport is located in Queensland, Australia, and is a major site for aviation in the area. During World War II, the airport became an air force base for the Royal Australian Air Force, United States Air Force, and the Dutch Air Forces. There were about several accidents that occurred during World War II at Archerfield Airport, but none of them were fatal, that is until March 27th, 1943. On that fateful day, a C-47 Dakota transport plane crashed right outside of the base shortly after takeoff.

The result was the death of all 23 military and air-force personnel who were on board. At that time, it was considered to be the worst air-disaster in Australian history. There is a ghost who haunts the airport, and he is believed to be the spirit of a man who was on the C-47 Dakota. He has been seen by many residents in the area, mostly on the outskirts of the airport on Beatty Road. He is also seen within the grounds of the airport as well. He is dressed in full period flight uniform, with a jacket, goggles, and a cap. He seems to be a happy spirit who smiles and waves at you if seen.

(Source: Belanger, Jeff. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. 2005.)

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