Major Richard Bong Memorial BridgePrint Page
Bridge and memorial commemorate Major Richard Ira Bong of Poplar, Wisconsin, United States of America, who was that country`s most most decorated airman of World War Two.
The memorial is located near the vicinity of the bridge at the corner of Verbena Court.
Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War Two. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honour.
|Address:||Macarthur Drive, Annandale, 4814|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.312505|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
MAJOR RICHARD I. BONG
THE MAJOR RICHARD I. BONG BRIDGE
"ACE OF ACES"
THIS BRIDGE COMMEMORATES THE HEROISM
OF MAJOR RICHARD IRA BONG (1920 -1945)
OF POPLAR, WISCONSIN, U.S.A.
WHO SERVED WITH THE 9TH FIGHTER SQUADRON
5TH UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
IN TOWNSVILLE DURING WORLD WAR 11
ALONGSIDE AUSTRALIAN FORCES
AND WAS AMERICA'S MOST DECORATED
AIRMAN INCLUDING THE MEDAL OF HONOUR
AND THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Erected by the Angliss Group in
May 1992 on the occasion of
The 50th anniversary commemorative
Celebration of the Battle of the Coral Sea
"HE FOUGHT FOR US"