50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral SeaPrint Page
A monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.
|Address:||Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Cloncurry Aerodrome, Cloncurry, 4824|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.668717|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||May-1942|
|Approx. Event End Date:||May-1992|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 16th May, 1992|
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED ON SATURDAY 16TH MAY, 1992 TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA AND ACKNOWLEDGES THE PRESENCE OF THOUSANDS OF U.S. DEFENCE FORCE PERSONNEL WHO WERE STATIONED AT THIS AERODROME DURING WORLD WAR II AND TOOK PART IN THAT BATTLE.
OFFICIALLY UNVEILED BY REV.DR.DAVID HARVEY SUTTON