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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Plaque is dedicated to the airmen of the 19th and 43rd Heavy Bombardment Groups, 8th Fighter Group and all other units of the United States Fifth Air Force who were based at the Mareeba (Hoevet) Airfield during the period 1942 to 1945 and to the Australian airmen who flew with them.

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park , Rocky Creek , 4882
State:QLD
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.1825
Long: 145.455278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945
Link:http://www.rockycreek.com.au

Dedication

Front Inscription
       UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE
THIS MEMORIAL PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THE AIRMEN OF
THE 19th AND 43rd HEAVY BOMBARDMENT GROUPS, 8th
FIGHTER GROUP, AND ALL OTHER UNITS OF THE UNITED
STATES FIFTH AIR FORCE WHO WERE BASED AT MAREEBA
AIRFIELD (HOEVET FIELD) DURING THE PERIOD 1942 - 1943,
AND TO THE AUSTRALIAN AIRMEN WHO FLEW WITH THEM
THEIR FAR RANGING MISSIONS TOOK THE FIGHT TO THE
JAPANESE AND PLAYED A VITAL ROLL IN THEIR DEFEAT.
THIS PLAQUE WILL ENSURE THAT THE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY THESE AIRMEN TO THE DEFENCE OF AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.
ERECTED BY THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION CAIRNS BRANCH
            UNVEILED - 17th AUGUST 2008
                    LEST WE FORGET

 
Source: RCMP, MA
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