United States of America Troops Memorial StonePrint Page
A stone commemorates the troops from the United States of America who served in the Charters Towers area during World War Two.
In mid-December 1941 Colonel Dwight Eisenhower of the United States War Department, recommended that Australia be developed as a base of operations from which to sustain and support United States forces fighting in the Philippines under General Douglas MacArthur.
United States forces began to pour into Queensland and by the war's end, more than one million troops had been stationed in or passed through the state.
|Address:||Corinda Road, Charters Towers Aerodrome, Charters Towers, 4820|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.047645|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1941|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 19th June, 1976|