World War II relics
During World War II, American troops established a significant presence in the Lockhart area. Four airstrips at the bomber and communications base were constructed to enable bombers to embark on missions over the Coral Sea. Also used as a training base, thousands of Australian and US troops completed jungle training in the area prior to being deployed to South East Asia. The current Lockhart River Aerodrome is located on one of the original runways and the location of former Air Force camp sites, administration facilities, demolition storage facilities, the cookhouse and bunkers can still be identified.