5th United States Air Force Memorial Print Page
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.
|Address:||Mosman Street, Edmeades Park, Charters Towers, 4820|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.075608|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||09-March-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-November-1943|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 11th December, 1990|
Charters Towers City Council
This Tree Was Planted On 11th December 1990
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.