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A monument commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)  Beaufort A9 - 228 aeroplane which crashed near the site of Mongan's Bridge on 4th June 1945 killing four airmen.  A9-228 was on a long range sea reconnaissance and night astro exercise from Mount Gambier to East Sale when it became lost after a navigational error.

The plaque was originally placed at the crash site, approximatley 7 kilometres away on the north eastern slopes of Mount Tawonga, but within days vandals had removed it. A fter being found some distance away, it was eventually installed in its current  site.


Address:Mullagong Road & Bay Creek Lane, Mongan's Bridge, Tawonga, 3691
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.58742
Long: 147.115434
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-June-1945
Actual Event End Date:04-June-1945


Front Inscription

This memorial is dedicated to the crew of RAAF Beaufort A9 - 228 who lost their lives on the night of June 4, 1945 when their aircraft ceashed near this site.

Flying Officer     D. A. Flavel
Flying Officer     R. V. Clayton
Flying Officer     F. A. Wallis
Flight Sergeant L. J. SIms

Australia Remembers 1995
Returned & Service League of Australia   City of Wodonga

Source: MA,VWHI
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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