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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.

Location

Address:Corinda Road, Charters Towers Aerodrome, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.047645
Long: 146.270531
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th June, 1976
Source: MA,SKP
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