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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 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

Location

Address:Coral Sea Drive, Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, 4849
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.246896
Long: 146.015177
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:05-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:05-May-1942

Dedication

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

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
 

Source: MA
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