Oonoonba Bombing Memorial

Location of Oonoonba Bombing Memorial

Abbott Street
Oonoonba QLD 4811

A small stone memorial located where a coconut palm once stood before the bombing of Townsville in WWII.

Inscription

This coconut palm was planted to mark the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Townsville during WWII. Japanese aircraft dropped a total of 26 bombs during 3 air raids, but the only casualty was a coconut palm which stood near this site. It was damaged in the final raid at 2.27am on July 29th 1942. Townsville City Council 1992

Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Recorded by
QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
24 March 2009