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

A plaque commemorates Pilot Officer Geoffrey Edgar Taaffe and Sergeant Alan Frederick Bates who were killed when their Wirraway aircraft crashed in January 1943.

 

Location

Address:San Mateo Avenue, Koorlong, 3501
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.260263
Long: 142.081666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:21-January-1943
Actual Event End Date:21-January-1943

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of P/O Geoffrey Edgar Taaffe aged 23 years and Sgt Alan Frederick Bates aged 19 years both RAAF who crashed near this site while flying Wirraway A20-349 on 21 January 1943

Donor : Mildura Rural City Council

Source: MA
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