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Plaque commemorates the four airmen who were killed near Tarlee while on a training flight from Mallala RAAF base during World War Two. 

On the night of September 23, 1943, the residents of Tarlee were startled by the noise of a plane in difficulty, and then heard the crash in a nearby paddock on a training flight out of Mallala RAAF Base.  All four airmen were killed.  They were the pilot, 19 year old, Sergeant Julian Rice, of Jardee WA, navigator, 27-year- old Flying Officer Ian Weston, from Adelaide, and trainee pilots 19-year- old Cyril Lewis, of Elwood, Victoria and 19-year-old Donald McDonald, from Brisbane Queensland.


Address:Main North & Tarlee-Kapunda Roads, Tarlee Memorial Garden, Tarlee, 5411
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.272325
Long: 138.770206
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd February, 2015
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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