This former air base (named after RAAF Squadron Leader John F. Jackson) was built before the Second World War and was expanded and used by the RAAF and USAAF during the Second World War. The air base was attacked by the Japanese air force between February 24, 1942 - September 20, 1943.
Stationed Allied units:
March 21 - May 1942: RAAF No. 75 Squadron
June 1 - July 1942: 35th FG, 40th FS
July 30th, 1942 - 1944: 8th Service Group 8th SrG
January - December 10, 1943: 43rd BG, HQ Mareeba
January 20th - October 29th, 1943: 43rd BG, 63rd BS
January 20th - October 29th, 1943: 63rd BG, 64th BS
January 20 - December 11, 1943: 63rd BG, 65th BS
May 11-December 1943: 43rd BG, 404rd BS
June 23 - December 1943: 348th FG, HQ USA
June 23 - December 1943: 348th FG, 340th FS
July 20 - August 16, 1943: 35th FG, 41st FS
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