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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.
|Address:||Lagoon Road , Near Old Settlement beach , Lord Howe Island, 2898|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.519461|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-September-1948|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-September-1948|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2008|
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.
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
F/Lt Bert R. Bradley
W/O John D Lea