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04-August-2014
04-August-2014

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A monument commemorates the crew of the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Avro Anson AW 849 which crashed after from returning from a mission searching for an enemy submarine in October 1942.

Location

Address:Railway Terrace East, Tantanoola, 5280
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.696685
Long: 140.455738
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:14-October-1942
Actual Event End Date:14-October-1942

Dedication

Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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