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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.
|Address:||Coral Sea Drive , Cardwell, 4849|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -18.246962|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 29th March, 1984|
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.