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22-September-2014
22-September-2014
Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

A cabinet commemorates Air Vice-Marshal Donald Bennett , an Australian aviation pioneer and bomber pilot who rose to be the youngest Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force.   

Air Vice Marshal Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett  CB, CBE, DSO, RAF (1910 – 1986) was an Australian aviation pioneer and bomber pilot who rose to be the youngest Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force. He led the "Pathfinder Force " (No 8 Group RAF) from 1942 to the end of the Second World War in 1945. He has been described as "one of the most brilliant technical airmen of his generation: an outstanding pilot, a superb navigator who was also capable of stripping a wireless set or overhauling an engine."

 

Location

Address:7 Pathfinder Drive, Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, 4551
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.798056
Long: 153.108333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Front Inscription

The Don Bennett Memorial Cabinet

To Honour The Memory Of Australia`s Most Brilliant
Ever Aviator In Peace And War - & His Pathfinders

Source: MA, ADB
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