Tourists flock to former top-secret US Air Force base near Charleville | News.com.au

Posted: December 29, 2012 in Australia, News, USA
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IT was the top-secret air base so covert even the locals were sworn to silence.

The US Air Force base, outside Charleville in outback Queensland, was deserted after World War II and has sat forgotten in the desert for more than 60 years.

Until now.

A chance discovery by an amateur World War II historian uncovered ruined parts of the base three years ago.

Until then the land had been earmarked for an industrial estate by the local council.

Read the full report here

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