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11-July-2016
11-July-2016

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The Memorial commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea which occured 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.

Location

Address:HMAS Australia Road, Median Strip, Henley Beach South, 5022
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.927063
Long: 138.502648
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:04-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:08-May-1942

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2011
Front Inscription
Lest We Forget
Left Side Inscription

Recognising the City of Charles Sturt in constructing this memorial in lasting memory of those who werved.

Unveiled and dedicated
May 2011.

Our thanks to H.M.A.S. Australia Club

Right Side Inscription

Commemorating 50 Years

Battle of the Coral Sea

1942 - 1992

Source: MA,RVWM
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