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10-August-2016 (Ian Bevege)
10-August-2016 (Ian Bevege)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Ian Bevege

The monument commemorates the Battle of the Coral Sea which occurred World War Two when American and Allied Forces defeated the Japanese in an air and sea battle to save Australia. 

It contains plaques commemorating Rear Admiral Farncomb Captain of the HMAS Australia, Admiral Sir John Grace Flag Officer Australian Squadron, HMAS Australia, HMAS Hobart, USS Lexington, USS Chicago, Royal Australian Navy , and Papua New Guinea.

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:Coral Sea Drive , Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, 4849
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.246789
Long: 146.015424
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:08-May-1942
Source: MA,QWMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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