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5th Air Force Memorial Tree : 23-April-2011
5th Air Force Memorial Tree : 23-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A tree commemorates the stationing of the 5th United States Air Force in Charters Towers during World War Two.

During World War Two the United States Army Air Forces established a series of airfields in Australia for the collective defense of the country, as well as for conducting offensive operations against the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. It was from these airports and airfields in Australia, that Fifth Air Force was able to regroup, re-equip and begin offensive operations against the Empire of Japan after the disasters in the Philippines and Dutch East Indies during 1942.

Location

Address:Mosman Street, Edmeades Park, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.075608
Long: 146.257093
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:09-March-1942
Actual Event End Date:28-November-1943

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th December, 1990
Front Inscription

           Charters Towers City Council

This Tree Was Planted On 11th December 1990
                              By
           Colonel Charles F. Plymale,
United States Army Attache Australia,
To Commemorate The Stationing Of The
5th Air Force - United States Army Air Corp
In Charters Towers, 9.3.42 to 28.11.43
               During World War Two.

Source: MA,SKP, QWMR
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