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The plaque on the United States of America Monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea which occured in May 1942 during World War Two.

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between the 4th and 8th of May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States of America and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.



Address:North Terrace , Botanic Gardens, United States of America Monument, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.920319
Long: 138.611902
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:08-May-1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd May, 1992
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

Fought 5 - 8 May 1942

This plaque unveiled by Her Excellency the Hon. Dame Roma Mitchell AC DBE 
Governor of South Australia

Australian American Association of South Australia

3 May 1992

Right Side Inscription



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