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A memorial commemorates eleven crew who died when Liberator bomber crashed in 1945.

Early on the morning of May 20th 1945 , Liberator A72-160 of 12 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) on a mine laying mission crashed on take-off and all eleven crew members were killed. Initially buried at Truscott, the crew were later re-interred in the War Cemetery, Adelaide River, Northern Territory.

At the end of the war the base was abandoned and due to its isolation was left largely untouched for many years and much of the debris from the crash of A72-160 remains at the crash site to this day.

Towards the end of the 1990s a group of ex-servicemen from Kununurra formed 'The Truscott Tribute Committee' and through their efforts built memorials and now hold an annual reunion memorial service on May 20th of each year. 

Location

State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -14.08591
Long: 126.37864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:20-May-1945
Actual Event End Date:20-May-1945
Source: MA
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