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24-February-2016
24-February-2016

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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.

 

Location

Address:Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Cloncurry Aerodrome, Cloncurry, 4824
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.668717
Long: 140.509221
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:May-1942
Approx. Event End Date:May-1992
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th May, 1992
Front Inscription

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
 

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