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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

As part of the World War Two Memorial located on the field near the runaway at the Iron Range Airport in far north Queensland, Australia, this sign commenerates the all units of the US Fifth Airforce command who were based at the Iron Range Airport.
Formally Iron Range Airbase played a vital and strategic area for U.S. and Australian Military Forces during World War 2. Thousands of military defence personnel from various units attached to the Australian and American Defence Forces were based throughout the Iron Range and Portland Roads areas.
Iron Range Airbase was a military strategic post being used by heavy bombers attached to the United States Air Force to combat the ever increasing threat of a Japanese invasion from Northern Australia.

· Date: Tue March 21, 2006 · Reference ID: /22005-12-03-10-39-01 · Views: 4404 ·
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A pair of Blue and Yellow Macaw - Ara ararauna
Paul Osmond

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