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17-February-2016
17-February-2016

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A tree commemorates United States of America and Australian service personnel who have died in service or been killed in action, and are buried in foreign lands.

Operation Crowflight which is mentioned on the plaque was a United States high altitude air sam­pling project, based at East Sale R.A.A.F. Base between 1960 and 1962, operating Lockheed U-2 and Martin RB-57 aircraft.

Location

Address:150 Johnson Street, Near Library, Maffra, 3860
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.967877
Long: 146.977861
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 18th May, 1961
Front Inscription

In memory of American and Australian comrades who rest in the soil of many lands

"Lest We Forget"

This tree was planted by Lt.-Col. H. C. Curry, Officer Com­manding Crowflight VII on 18th May 1961

Source: MA
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