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Major Dean C. ''Pinky'' Hoevet:
Located in the car park of the Mareeba Airfield, Vicary Road, Mareeba
the decisive part
this aerodrome played
in maintaining Australia
free from invasion
1942 – 1945
Major Hoevet was based at the Mareeba airfield during World War II and along with his crew perished when their B17 was lost at Yorkeys Knob, Cairns on the 16th August 1942
The Mareeba airfield was named Hoevet Field in his honour.