Charters Towers USAAF/USAAC WWII Memorial Tree

Location of Charters Towers USAAF/USAAC WWII Memorial Tree

Edmeades Park,Mossman Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820

A bottle brush tree (botanical name Callistemon) planted to commemorate the stationing of the 5th Air Force - United States Army Air Corp in Charters Towers from March 1942 to November 1943 during World War II. A cast bronze plaque is mounted to a low concrete block at the front of the tree.

Inscription

CHARTERS TOWERS CITY COUNCIL

THIS TREE WAS PLANTED ON 11TH DECEMBER 1990

BY

COLONEL CHARLES F. PLYMALE,

UNITED STATES ARMY ATTACHE AUSTRALIA,

TO COMMEMORATE THE STATIONING OF THE

5TH AIR FORCE - UNITED STATES ARMY AIR CORP

IN CHARTERS TOWERS, 9.3.42 TO 28.11.43,

DURING WORLD WAR 2.

Conflicts commemorated
Unit memorials
Memorial type
Garden/avenue/tree
Recorded by
Merle Scott; Queensland War Memorial Register
Date recorded
23 May 2012

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