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    Hammond Island (Keriri) Queensland Australia
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RAAF Dec 23, 1943

Hammond Island is located in the Torres Straits off the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland in Australia. To the southeast is Thursday Island. The Aboriginal name for this island is "Keriri". Located to the south is Thursday Island.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, the civilian population was evacuated to the Sisters of Mercy Convent to the mainland of Australia. Occupied by the Australian Army, the mission buildings were used. During 1942–1943 a radar station was established by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

A6M2 Model 21 Zero 4443 Tail F-14?
Pilot Iwasaki crashed March 14, 1942


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Last Updated
February 26, 2018


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