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A monument commemorates the crash of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed Hudson A16-144 of 14 Squadron on 17 January 1942.  

The plane crashed and caught fire after stalling from about 400 feet after takeoff at Ceduna killing the 6 personnel on board. The aircraft was one of four Lockheed Hudsons on a ferry flight from Laverton to Pearce in Western Australia. It crashed approximately one mile to the north east of Ceduna airfield.

Four of the airmen are buried in the Ceduna Cemetery. 



Address:Eyre Highway, Ceduna Airport, Ceduna, 5690
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.12348
Long: 133.702133
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:17-January-1942
Actual Event End Date:17-January-1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd April, 2006
Front Inscription

In memory of the airmen killed in the crash of Lockheed Hudson A16-144 on the 17th Jan. 1942

Crash site located 1.2 kms NE of this memorial 

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Erected by Ceduna RSL Sub Branch
C. M. Dawes President
S. J. McWaters Secretary

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