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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.
|Address:||North Boundary Road, Pedrina Park, Hamilton, 3300|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.725668|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||15-December-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-December-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 9th May, 1901|
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"