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24-February-2016 (Roger Johnson)
24-February-2016 (Roger Johnson)

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Henry Moulds

The monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

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:Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Cloncurry Aerodrome, Cloncurry, 4824
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.668717
Long: 140.509221
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th May, 1992
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This monument was erected on Saturday 16th May, 1992 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea and acknowledges the presence of thousands of U.S. Defence Force personnel who were stationed at this aerodrome during World War II and took part in that battle.

Officially unveiled by Rev. Dr. David Harvey Sutton


Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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