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20-February-2016
20-February-2016
Photographs supplied by Neil Follett

A plaque commemorates Squadron Leader William Pedrina who was killed in action in December 1942 in New Guinea during World War Two.

He was flying Lockheed Hudson A16-36 with No.1 O.T.U, which was of several training aircraft used to fly supplies over the Owen Stanley Ranges to troops on the north coast of New Guinea.

 

Location

Address:North Boundary Road, Pedrina Park, Hamilton, 3300
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.725668
Long: 142.029254
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:15-December-1942
Actual Event End Date:15-December-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 9th May, 1901
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates Sqn Ldr William Allan Pedrina DFC

Killed in action, Pa­pua New Guinea, World War II, 15 December 1942, Aged 23

The former landing site at this location was named "Pedrina Aerodrome" after Bill Pedrina lost his life

It was later renamed "Pedrina Park"

Source: MA
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