Liberator bomber wall mural
This nearly completed mural on the back wall of our local supermarket in Tocumwal pays homage to the wartime history of the Tocumwal.
An aerodrome, known as McIntyre Field, was built at Tocumwal in 1942 as a heavy bomber base for the United States Army Air Corps and spanned 5,200 acres. Such was the emergency to have it built to defend Australia from the Japanese who at that time were bombing Darwin, that landowners where given 24 hours to vacate their farms. It was only 5 weeks of construction from farm land to aerodrome when the first plane landed on the main runway. McIntyre Field also became the training base for Liberator bomber crews with 54 Liberators stationed there.
The mural is being painted by Dave Monks of Tiger Signs.