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.
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
- 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