Avro Anson AW 849Print Page
|Address:||Railway Terrace East, Tantanoola, 5280|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.696685|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-October-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-October-1942|
Erected in memory of the crew of RAAF Anson AW 849 which crashed 5 miles west of Tantanoola on 14 October 1942
The one airman killed was, 411417 PO Baxter Watson aged 27, Sydney NSW
The two airmen who escaped by parachute were
408014 Sgt Richard L. Ayers aged 33 of Narung SA
416243 Sgt John H. Carrol aged 221 of Adelaide SA
The aircraft was returning from a sea search operation authorised by A.O.R. whereby an intensive search was being carried out following a report from this unit of an enemy submarine. The crew at the time were attached to RAAF Station Laverton. The cause of the crash was due to errrors in navigation resulting in exhaustion of fuel.