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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
A plaque erected in memory of those who served with the United States Air Force 90th Heavy Bombardment Group which was based in Australia during World War Two.

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
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription
                               In memory
                                     of
             The United States Army Air Force

90th HEAVY BOMBARDMENT GROUP
                                known as
                        "the Jolly Rogers"
                           attached to the
                  United States Fifth Air Force
                               based at
Iron Range Cape York, Far North Queensland and Fenton Northern Territory Australia
                                 during
                             World War 11.
The 90th Bombardment Group was the first Fifth Air Force Unit to gain the B-24 Liberator, operating it from bases in Australia (Iron Range, and Fenton) from November 1942 - February 1943, from New Guinea from February 1943 to August 1944 and then from Biak until January 1945. During this period the unit supported
the campaigns on New Guinea, as well as attacking targets on Palau and in the southern Phillipines. In January 1945 the group moved to Mindoro, from where it attacked targets on the Asian mainland, before finally moving to le Shima in August 1945 in preparation for the attack on Japan.
Dedicated as a lasting memorial to heroism and devotion to duty of all who served in the 90th Bomb Group throughout World War 11.
The 90th Bombardment Group consisted of the following 4 Squadrons
(Names & Arrival & Departure Dates)
May their memory live on, for many paid the ultimate supreme sacrifice to never be forgotten for the freedom we endure.
Source: MA
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