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23-February-2018
23-February-2018

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The monument commemorates Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) service personnel who crashed and who died during the Second World War.

It commemorates the crash site of JM A9-322 Beaufort bomber seven nautical miles east of the monument, on the top plaque, and the crash of Avro Anson AW 902, which crashed into the sea on the 1st June 1942, killing three Aircrew from the No. 8 Service Flying Training School, based at Bundaberg.

A replica of the the Beaufort Bomber plaque has been placed at the crash site 7 nautical miles east. 

Location

Address:Esplanade & Bauer Street, Near Clock, Bargara, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.814228
Long: 152.463977
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th December, 1987
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This plaque commemorates the crash site of J. M. A9-322 Beaufort Bomber 7 n/miles east of this monument (in line with palm trees) while on active service with No. 32 Squadron R.A.A.F., Bundaberg on the 24th. day of December 1943

Crew

F/O   Ron Grieve (pilot)
F/O Ken Poulson (Nav)
F/O Alan Corrie (Wop)
F/Sgt Wm. S. Parsons (Wag)

This palque was unveiled by the crew and Cr. George Campbell ; Chairman Woongarra Council on 18th. December 1987

A replica of this plaque has been placed at the base of the aircraft

Plaque 

On 1 June 1942, the following men were killed in an RAAF training accident 1-½ milles off the coast -

400394  Flight Sergeant Ronald Campbell Davies
415485  Leading Aircraftman Walter James Regan
420765  Leading Aircraftman Clifford James Lucas

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