148th Field Artillery Battalion Idaho (U.S.A.) Print Page
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.
|Address:||The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.466727|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||February-1992|
THE 148th FIELD ARTILLERY,
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.