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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 the Hinchinbrook Channel in May 1942. It also acknowledges the actions of Sergeant Fletcher and the people of Cardwell in rescuing the crew.
RAAF Hudson (A16-162) of 32 Squadron, crashed into some mangroves in the Hinchinbrook Channel near Cardwell during a storm. Sgt. 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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||05-May-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||05-May-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 7th May, 1997|
THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THE CREW OF LOCKHEED HUDSON BOMBER A16 - 152 NO 32SQN 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