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13-April-2014
13-April-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A cairn on slipway marks the site where Catalina aircraft operated from during World War Two.

Location

Address:1 Thomas Street, Port Denison Sailing Club, Bowen, 4805
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.018958
Long: 148.246024
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 26th January, 1977
Front Inscription

AUSTRALIA DAY 1977

This mooring block commemorates
The site of 1 F.B.M.U.
And kindred R.A.A.F. units.
A special tribute is paid to
Catalina Squadrons - 11,20 and 43
Who operated from this harbour during World War II

Per Ardau Ad Astra
Erected by a grateful
Bowen Historical Society

Left Side Inscription

R.A.A.F. No 20 Squadron

60th anniversary
Bowen 2001

 

Source: MA
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