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148th Field Artillery Idaho (USA) Plaque / April 2013
148th Field Artillery Idaho (USA) Plaque / April 2013
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque commemorates those who served with the 148th Field Artillery Battalion Idaho (United States of America) during World War Two.

The 148th Field Artillery were returning from operations in Timor when their ships were struck during the Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942. The troops of the battalion suffered some casualties, including three men killed in action . Some of the artillerymen, particularly from B Battery, took part in salvaging their guns and vehicles from the holds of the sunken or stranded vessels after the raid.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466727
Long: 130.84006
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:February-1992
Front Inscription

THE 148th FIELD ARTILLERY,
IDAHO (U.S.A.)
NATIONAL GUARD BATTALION

Always remembered! Darwin Harbour, 19 February 1942, site and date of the 148th Field Artillery Battalion`s first war casualties from enemy pattern bombing and strafing. Returning from Timor, the battalion, part of the "Sparrow Expeditionary Force," was aboard the M. V. Tulagi and S. S. Port Mar when the enemy struck.

Erected in February, 1992
by the 148th F.A. World War II Veterans.

Source: SKP, MA
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