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A parkcommemorates airmen who lost their lives while training at Port Pirie Air School during World War Two.
|Address:||Federation Road , Port Pirie, 5540|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.173894|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 31st October, 1982|
Commemorative Park for Airmen
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.
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