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Battle of Coral Sea Memorial Park
Battle of Coral Sea Memorial Park

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A park commemorates the Coral Sea battle during World War Two when American and Allied forces defeated the Japanese in an air and sea battle to save Australia.

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War Twobetween the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.

Location

Address:Coral Sea Drive , Cardwell, 4849
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.246962
Long: 146.014907
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
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:Thursday 29th March, 1984
Front Inscription

CORAL SEA BATTLE MEMORIAL PARK
THIS PARK ESTABLISHED BY  THE CARDWELL SHIRE COUNCIL 
WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND HIS EXCELLENCY SIR JAMES RAMSAY. K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B.E., D.S.C., AT A TREE PLANTING CEREMONY   ON THE 29TH MARCH 1984


THIS PARK COMMEMORATES THE CORAL SEA BATTLE DURING WORLD WAR II WHEN AMERICAN AND ALLIED FORCES DEFEATED THE JAPANESE IN AN AIR AND SEA BATTLE TO SAVE AUSTRALIA . IT IS ALSO A LASTING MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DEFENDING THE NATION.
 

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