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Mareeba Aerodrome War Memorial

Description
This memorial is in the form of a fountain, which symbolically signifies new birth or regeneration. A white marble brick wall with a propeller attached forms the backdrop support, with four plaques attached to the front left corner of the wall, identifying accidents that took place at the aerodrome, and a dedication plaque in front.
Location
Mareeba Aerodrome, Kennedy Highway, Mareeba Qld 4880

Location of Mareeba Aerodrome War Memorial

Inscription

THIS AERODROME PLAYED A DECISIVE PART IN KEEPING AUSTRALIA FREE FROM INVASION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR - 1939 - 45.
ALLIED AIRCRAFT FROM THE 19TH AND 43RD BOMBARDMENT GROUPS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY AIRFORCE AND FROM THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE LAUNCHED AN AIR OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE JAPANESE INVADERS IN JUNE/JULY, 1942.

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Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit Memorials
Memorial type
Gun/War Trophy
Additional information

The fouth plaque (top) on the memorial was added later. The main image does not display. Refer to additional images.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
13 March 2009

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