Friday, 24 April 2009

Brisbane Memorials: Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration, Sat May 9th 2009

On Saturday May 9th, there will be a commemoration service to remember the Battle of The Coral Sea, fought from May 4-8 in 1942, when the US and Australian navies stopped a Japanese invasion fleet from reaching Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. This was the first defeat the Japanese fleet had suffered since it entered the Second World War in December 1941.

The service will be at Lyndon B Johnson Place, Newstead Park, Newstead, in the grounds of Newstead House - click here for a Google Map. The service starts at 10am and please bring a gold coin donation.

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