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A Spitfire aeroplane is a memorial to 1100 airmen who gave their lives in World War Two.

The Museum’s Spitfire Mark.22 was built at Vickers Armstrong (Castle Bromwich) Aircraft Factory at Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Western Australian Division of the Air Force Association bought the Spitfire on 5 August 1958 and, on 14 May 1959, it was shipped from London to Fremantle aboard the MV ‘Queensland Star’. The aeroplane arrived at Fremantle on 10 June 1959 and was taken by road to Perth Airport where it was reassembled in the Royal Aero Club hanger.

On 6 September 1959 it was placed on a pylon outside the Air Force Association’s headquarters in Adelaide Terrace, Perth. The State Governor and the Archbishop of Perth officiated in a ceremony on 14 September 1959 to dedicate the Spitfire as a memorial to fallen airmen. The Spitfire was reerected at Bull Creek on the 13th March 1971.

Location

Address:Bull Creek Road, Aviation Museum, Bull Creek, 6149
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.049444
Long: 115.858333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
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:Monday 14th September, 1959
Source: MA
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