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A monument commemorates the World War Two air raid on Broome.
In March 1942 six Japanese Zeros attacked the Broome airstrip and a fleet of Catalinas in Roebuck Bay, killing at least 100 people. Many of the dead were Dutch refugees fleeing Java. The raid was one of a number on communities across the north during the war, including Wyndham and Kalumburu.
|Address:||Short & Carnarvon Streets, Chinatown, Broome, 6725|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -17.953294|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-March-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||03-March-1942|
|Monument Designer:||Dr Ross Bastiaan|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 18th November, 2004|