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11-July-2016
11-July-2016

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A parkcommemorates airmen who lost their lives while training at Port Pirie Air School during World War Two.

Location

Address:Federation Road , Port Pirie, 5540
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.173894
Long: 138.000969
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st October, 1982
Left Side Inscription

Commemorative Park for Airmen

Federation Road 

This park was established to honor airmen who lost their lives whilst training for active service at the Port Pirie Air School during World War II.

This plaque was unveiled on October 31, 1982 by Air Commodore J. A. Paule, DSO, AFC Officer Commanding R.A.A.F. Edinburgh S.A.

Right Side Inscription

This area was selected as the Commemorative Park for Airmen because of its proximity to a site some 100 metres north, where three airmen lost their lives in the crash of a Fairey Battle aircraft in May 1943.

The development of this park was carried out by the Port Pirie City Council and the Lions Club of Port Pirie

Source: MA,TOH
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