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(Diane Watson)
(Diane Watson)

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A monument commemorates the crew of Lockheed Hudson Bomber A16-162 of 32 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) which crashed into some mangroves in the Hinchinbrook Channel near Cardwell during a storm in May 1942. It also acknowledges the actions of Sergeant Fletcher and the people of Cardwell in rescuing the crew.

Sergeant Graham Stanley James (416260) aged 24 years, was killed in this crash and was buried at the Tully Cemetery.


Address:Coral Sea Drive, Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, 4849
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.246896
Long: 146.015177
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:05-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:05-May-1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 7th May, 1997
Front Inscription

This plaque is dedicated to the crew of Lockheed Hudson bomber A16 - 162 No 32 Sqn RAAF which crashed in Hinchinbrook Channel on 5th May 1942

The crew was :
(Names of three crew members)

We also acknowledge the selfless actions of Sgt Fletcher and the people of Cardwell in rescuing the crew

Dedicated on 7th May 1997 by Chaplain (Senior) R E Heathwood


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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