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Japanese Bombing Memorial
Japanese Bombing Memorial

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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
Long: 122.243592
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
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
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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