Cloncurry Coral Sea Memorial Stone

Location of Cloncurry Coral Sea Memorial Stone

768km west of Townsville
(Matilda, Barkly and Flinders Highways)Cloncurry Aerodrome
Cloncurry QLD 4824

This memorial is in the form of a large stone displaying a metal plaque dedicatd to the United States military forces station in the area during the Second World War.

Inscription

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 WWII AND TOOK PART IN THAT BATTLE.

OFFICIALLY UNVEILED BY REV. DR DAVID HARVEY SUTTON

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Additional information

The memorial stone sits beside a monument to the founder of the Flying Doctor Service, Rev John Flynn who brought a mantle of safety to the wilderness and the solitary places.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
3 March 2009

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