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12-April-2017
12-April-2017

Photographs supplied by John Huth
The plaque located at the World War Two Historical Site of the Columboola Ammunition Depot, commemorates the vital assistance provided by the United States of America during the war in the Pacific in World War Two.  The plaque was erected to mark the co-operation between Australia and the United States to remove remnant World War Two munitions from the site. 

Location

Address:Warrego Highway, Columboola Education Centre, Columboola, 4415
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.671605
Long: 150.340497
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

World War II Historical Site
COLUMBOOLA AMMUNITION DEPOT

Near this place the United States of America
operated a large ammunition depot. 

Between 1943 and 1945 more than 1 million artillery shells, bombs and
other munitions were handled or stored here.

In grateful remembrance of the vital help given by the
United States of America during the war in the Pacific.

Erected in 2012 by the Columboola Environmental Remediation Team to
mark the cooperation between Australian and the United States in
working together to remove remnant WWII munitions from this site.

Columboola Environmental Remediation Project Team
Australian Department of Defence,
US Army Edgewood Chemical and Bioological Centre,
Milsearch Pty Ltd,
AECOM Australia Pty Ltd,
GHD Pty Ltd and CH2M Hill Inc.

 

Source: MA
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