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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.
|Address:||Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park , Rocky Creek , 4882|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -17.1825|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1942|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1945|
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
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