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15-February-2015
15-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson
A monument commemorates J. Black, R. Johnston and T. Penn who were members of the Royal Australian Air Force and died when the plane they were flying on patrol crashed in April 1942.

Location

Address:Main Street, Beech Forest, 3732
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.637371
Long: 143.570094
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:12-April-1942
Actual Event End Date:12-April-1942

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of

409376  Black, J. R. LAC

408284  Johnston, R. E. LAC

407908  Penn, T. W. Sgt Pilot

who died when their R.A.A.F. Airspeed Oxford AT439 aircraft crashed 5 km N.E. of Beech Forest on Sunday 12th April 1942 at 11.05 am.

They departed Point Cook Airbase and were conducting a patrol when they crashed in low visibility.

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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