Mitchell B-25 Bombers Collision Memorial

Location of Mitchell B-25 Bombers Collision Memorial

Picnic Creek Road (Cnr Broughton Road)
Charters Towers QLD 4820

A Memorial plaque dedicated to the United States and Australian Service Personnel who were on board two Mitchell B-25 Bomber aircraft that collided inflight near here on 27 June 1943.

Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

IT WAS NEAR HERE, ON 27 JUNE 1943,

AT 2.15pm, THAT TWO MITCHELL B25 D

BOMBER'S OF 5 BOMBER COMMAND

REPLACEMENT CENTRE (ASAF) COLLIDED,

RESULTING IN THE DEATHS OF TEN (10) U.S.

PERSONNEL AND ONE AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER.

IT IS BELEIVED THAT TWO OTHER U.S.

PERSONNEL WERE INJURED.

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THEIR

MEMORY AND WAS UNVEILDED BY

Cr. P. BLACK OAM (DALRYMPLE SHIRE MAYOR)

ON AUGUST 1995.

(A BUFFALO LODGE COMMUNITY

SERVICE PROJECT FOR VP 50)

Conflicts commemorated
Other
Memorial type
Plaque
Recorded by
Merle Scott; Queensland War Memorial Register
Date recorded
23 May 2012

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