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02-August-2015
02-August-2015

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Plaque located in a shelter erected on the seventieth anniversary of the air attack on Broome during World War Two is dedicated to those who lost their lives and those who assisted in ferrying others to safety. 

One the 3rd March 1942 , nine Japanese fighter planes attacked Roebuck Bay, destroying 22 planes and killing more than 80 people.  Many of those killed were Dutch refugees who had fled Java. 

Location

Address:Hamersley Street, Bedford Park, Broome, 6725
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.962502
Long: 122.239547
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-March-1942
Actual Event End Date:03-March-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd March, 2012
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Air Raid On Broome


This plaque is dedicated to those who lost their lives and to those who assisted in ferrying the injured to safety. It was erected in 2012 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese air raid at Broome. It is intended to give an overview of this tragic day and the alliance between Australia and the Netherlands during WWII. These events, the victims and many of the heroes of the day at the air raid at Broome should not be forgotten. 
For more information visit
www.broome.wa.gov.au  www.broomemuseum.org.au  http://australia.nlembassy.org/
Source: MA
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