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A memorial commemorates four airmen killed when an Avro Anson crashed into Lake Albert in 1942.
|Address:||Princes Highway, Meningie, 5264|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.685098|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-June-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||03-June-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 4th July, 2004|
Erected to the memory of the crew of RAAF Avro Anson No. W2370 which crashed into Lake Albert on 3 June 1942.
The four airmen killed were
401888 Sgt. Finlay Emmerson Anderson
aged 20 of Benalla, Victoria
412898 LAC William Stanley Butler
aged 22 of Grenfell, NSW
4122254 Sgt. Joseph Gray Myers
aged 25 of Ballina, NSW
403968 Sgt. Graeme Yeoman Wadlow
aged 22 of Sydney NSW.
The aircraft was on a training flight from No. 6 Service Flying Training School at Mallalla. The crew lost their way in the darkness and after circling the town and lake for some time, finally crashed into Lake Albert.
Lest We Forget