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12-November-2015
12-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Anthony Dykes / Russell Sturzaker / Brian Bayliss

A monument commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Avro Anson bomber which crashed at Mount Torbreck while on a training flight killing all four crew. 

The monument was erected at the crash site in 1966 at the instigation of Flight-Lieutenant Hyland, the father of one of the crew. It was re-erected in 1966 at a more accessible location after being damaged by a falling tree.

Surrounding the monument are parts of the wreckage of the Avro-Anson.

The monument was re-dedicated on the 23rd of January 2016.

Warning :  
As at 26 January 2016, the track that leads to this monument has been cleared by volunteers.  

Visiting this monument should only be attempted by experienced bushwalkers who are well equipped for any weather conditions and have  the ability to contact emergency services to avoid becoming lost in very inhospitable terrain.  

 

Location

Address:Torbreck Road, Torbreck Range, Rubicon, 3712
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.352411
Long: 145.940907
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:16-May-1940
Actual Event End Date:16-May-1940

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1966
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF
Pilot Officer A. Daniels  
Corporals F. E. Hyland
F. Sass I. Stowder  
Royal Australian Air Force
Who Died Here Doing
Their Duty 16th May 1940
The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away
Glory be the name of the Lord  Job 1 21 

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