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Pearl Harbor Plaque : 26-05-2014
Pearl Harbor Plaque : 26-05-2014
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Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War Two.

Ninety minutes after it began, the attack was over, as 2,008 sailors were killed and 710 others were wounded; 218 soldiers and airmen (who were part of the Army) were killed and 364 others were wounded; 109 marines were killed and 69 others were wounded; and 68 civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded. In total, 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 others were wounded during the attack. Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. All of the Americans killed or wounded during the attack were non-combatants, given the fact there was no state of war when the attack occurred.

Location

Address:42 Oxlade Drive, RSL Memorial Forecourt, New Farm , 4005
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.47281
Long: 153.049597
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:07-December-1941
Actual Event End Date:07-December-1991

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th December, 1991
Front Inscription
COMMEMORATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY
BOMBING OF PEARL HARBOR
       7TH DECEMBER, 1941
TO THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
          IN THE NAME OF
JUSTICE  -   FREEDOM  -  DEMOCRACY
DISTRICT COMMANDER        POST 3 COMMANDER
CHRIS BOEN                                M.ANDERSEN
DEDICATED BY THE AMERICAN LEGION
           7TH DECEMBER 1991
Source: MA
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