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2005-12-03-10-43-09

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

Dedicated on ANZAC Day in 2005, this War Memorial commenerates the military forces assigned to the Iron Range Airbase through World War Two. The various plaques commenrate different aspects of the service, and this is plaque three which is dedicated to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service personnel and residents of Lockhart River who served in World War II. These persons partook in the vital and strategic implementation of the Iron Range Airbase during World War II.
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: /22005-12-03-10-43-09 · Views: 3766 ·
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