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22-February-2016
22-February-2016

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A plaque commemorates Flying Officer V. F. Curtis and Sergeant W. G. Simpkins who were killed when their Wirraway aircraft crashed in January 1943.

 

Location

Address:Sturt Highway, Merrinee, 3496
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.257017
Long: 141.865552
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:06-January-1943
Actual Event End Date:06-January-1943

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of F/O V. F. Curtis aged 24 years of Elwood (Vic) and Sgt W. G. Simpkins aged 19 of Mosman (NSW) both RAAF who crashed near this site while flying Wirraway A20-69 on 6 January 1943.

Donor : Mildura Branch RAAFA

Source: MA
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