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Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

A monument commemorates the crash of Royal Australian Air Force Liberator A72-124 bomber aircraft in February 1945.

Location

Address:Woonwooring Road, Airfield, Cunderdin, 6407
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.623998
Long: 117.223846
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:14-February-1945
Actual Event End Date:14-February-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th April, 2003
Front Inscription

RAAF 25 Squadron Liberator A72-124 crashed on take-off at 0406 hrs on 14-02-1945, with the loss of five crew members

F/Sgt B. J. Johnson B/A. Sgt K W Uhr W.A.G.,  
Sgt C. R. Taylor W.O.A.E.,  Sgt F. W. Naughton A.G.
Sgt R. Higginbottom A.G.

Cunderdin Historical Society
O.C. RAAF Base Pearce and staff
President and Members 
Royal Australian Air Force Association (WA Division) Inc

Unveiled by C. L. Taylor DFC
20th April 2003

Back Inscription

B24 Liberator Bomber aircraft crashed at Cunderdin

14th Feb 1945

The six surviving RAAF crew were : -
Captian         F/O F. L. Hannah
Navigator      F/O C. L. Taylor DFC
Co Pilot          F/Sgt F. G. Coman
W/A Gunner  F/Sgt C. E. E. Verey
Flight Eng      F/Sgt B. Mc. Ternan
Air Gunner    Sgt G. K. Leroy

Source: MA
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