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A monument commemorates the servicemen killed when two aircrat collided over Cleveland during World War Two.
Two RAAF Wirraways, A20-100 and A20-290 of 23 Squadron RAAF, from Archerfield airfield in Brisbane collided over Ormiston/Thornlands area near Cleveland in the Redlands Shire on 13 February 1942 during a practice of air fighting tactics. Debris from the two aircraft fell over the local school and cemetery and onto the shores of Moreton Bay. Four airmen were killed.
|Address:||Russell & Wellington Streets, Cemetery, Cleveland, 4163|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.529722|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 24th March, 2000|
23 (CITY OF BRISBANE)
WIRRAWAY A20-290 WIRRAWAY A20-100
404068 SGT PILOT 405337 SGT PILOT
G.A.R. HARDY G.H.WILLIAMS
4576 AIR OBS SGT 2216 AIR OBS SGT
F.S.PLEDGE A. C. LORD
WE HONOUR THE MEMORIES OF THE TWO CREWS
50TH. ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR II
During World War II two Wirraway Aircraft collided above Moreton Bay with one crashing into Tidal Flat at Thornlands. The other landed here in the Cleveland Cemetery with the wing landing in the Cleveland State School grounds. Four Airmen were killed in the crash.