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12-July-2015
12-July-2015

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Monument commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Japanese Air Raid in Douglas Shire during World War Two.

At 3.30 am on 31st July 1942, a Japanese aircraft dropped eight bombs in this Shire, one landing 50 metres directly behind the site of the memorial . Carmel Zullo, aged 2 years and 6 months was asleep in the home of her parents when the bomb exploded nearby. Shrapnel pierced the iron walls of the house, one fragment grazing Carmel`s skull. She was the only civilian casualty inflicted by the enemy on the Eastern Australian mainland throughout World War Two.

Location

Address:Miallo - Bamboo Creek Road, Bamboo, 4873
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.371016
Long: 145.376822
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:31-July-1942
Actual Event End Date:31-July-1942
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 31st July, 1992
Front Inscription

Japanese air raid on Douglas Shire - 1942

At 3.30 a.m. on 31/7/42, a Japanese aircraft dropped eight bombs in this Shire, one landing fifty metres directly behind this point. Carmel Zullo aged 2 ½ years was asleep in the home of her parents when the bomb exploded nearby. Shrapnel pierced the iron walls of the house, one fragment grazing Carmel`s skull. She was the only civilian casualty inflicted by the enemy on the Eastern Australian mainland throughout World War 2.

This plaque was unveiled by Mrs. Carmel Emmi (nee Zullo) on 31/7/92 at a public ceremony to commemorate the attack, fifty years later.

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