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A monument commemorates the victims of an aircrash on Mount Superbus.

A Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) plane was airlifting a sick baby from Townsville to Eagle Farm, and four RAAF Personnel as well as a nurse and the ill baby were killed. Sisters Mafalda Gray, aged 26 years of Melton Hill, Townsville had resigned on the Friday to take up a nursing position in New South Wales. She volunteered to travel on the emergency flight when she heard the plight of the sick baby.

The four RAAF service personnel killed in this tragic crash were buried in the Services` section of the Lutwyche Cemetery in Brisbane with full Service honours.


Address:near Emu Vale, Mount Superbus
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.216443
Long: 152.466362
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:09-April-1955
Actual Event End Date:09-April-1955


Front Inscription


This is the wreckage of No 10 Squadron, Lincoln A73 - 64 which crashed here on 9. 4. 55.

Crew and medical evacuees.

Wg Cmr John Peter Costello MID
Sqn Ldr Charles Surtees Mason MBE
Sqn Ldr John Watson Finlay
Flt Lt William George Stanley Cater

Baby Huxley
Sister Mafalda Gray

Source: MA
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