Somerset Region, Queensland
Tarampa Hotel, 2014
|State electorate(s)||Ipswich West|
During World War II a military airfield was located at nearby Mount Tarampa called Lowood. The United States Army Air Forces based its 80th Fighter Squadron (8th Fighter Group) there between 28 March – 10 May 1942), flying P-39 Airacobras. The airfield no longer exists but a small memorial marks its previous location.
The Lowood circuit built at the former airfield site was the venue for the 1960 Australian Grand Prix. The facility has since been closed and the land redeveloped. The end of the 35 runway and taxiway can still be seen in aerial imagery at
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tarampa (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- Oz at war - Amateur historian site -Retrieved 2 November 2006.
- United States Air Force Historical Research Agency document 00057414
- Australian Grand Prix - The 50-race history, 1986, pages 256 to 266
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