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05-May-2016
05-May-2016

Photographs supplied by Heather Saunders

A monument commemorates the crash of the Royal Australian Air Force Catalina flying boat, A24-381.

Flight Lieutenant Smith was the captain of Catalina A24-381 which crashed at Lord Howe Island on the evening of 28 September 1948, taking the lives of seven of her nine crew members, including that of Flight Lieutenant Smith.

Location

Address:Lagoon Road , Near Old Settlement beach , Lord Howe Island, 2898
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.519461
Long: 159.057806
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:28-September-1948
Actual Event End Date:28-September-1948

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the men and women of Australia`s Defence Forces who have served this island and their country ; especially the crew of RAAF Catalina Flying Boat A24-381 which crashed at Lord Howe Island on September 28th, 1948.

Died

F/Lt Malcolm D. Smith
F/Lt James McCoy
F/Lt William D. Keller
F/Lt Alex Mackenzie
Pilot 111 Sydney L. Piercey
W/O Sydney H. Bacon
W/O Donald E. Salis

Survived

F/Lt Bert R. Bradley
W/O John D Lea

 

Source: MA
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