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A plaque commemorates four Americans who were killed and the five who survived when their Liberator bomber crashed near Moonlight Creek in December 1942.

USAAF B-24 Liberator #41-23762 "Little Eva" of the 321st Squadron, 90th Bombardment Group based at Iron Range crashed near Burriejella waterhole at Moonlight Creek, Escott Station, Far North Queensland in 1942. The crash site is approximately 60 kilometres north-west of Escott. Two of the ten crewmen were rescued by the manager of Escott after 13 days of deprivation.

Location

State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.941693
Long: 138.828389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:02-December-1942
Actual Event End Date:02-December-1942

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of the crew of the American B24D Liberator No 12762 "Little Eva"
321st Squadron 90th Bomb Group U.S.A. A. F. which crashed near Moonlight Creek on 2nd December 1942

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Source: MA
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