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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941.

The attack on Pearl Harbour was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War Two.

Ninety minutes after it began, the attack was over, as 2,008 sailors were killed and 710 others were wounded; 218 soldiers and airmen (who were part of the Army) were killed and 364 others were wounded; 109 marines were killed and 69 others were wounded; and 68 civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded.

In total, 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 others were wounded during the attack. Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. All of the Americans killed or wounded during the attack were non-combatants, given the fact there was no state of war when the attack occurred.


Address:42 Oxlade Drive, Memorial Forecourt, South Eastern District RSL, New Farm , 4005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.47281
Long: 153.049597
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:07-December-1941
Actual Event End Date:07-December-1991


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th December, 1991
Front Inscription

Commmemorating 50th Anniversary

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

7th December 1941  

To those who paid the supreme sacrifice in the name of justice - freedom - democracy

District Commander    Post 3 Commander
Chris Boen                   M. Anderson

Dedicated by the American Legion

7th December 1991


Source: MA
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