Flight Lieutenant Richard Roe & Pilot Officer James HarrisPrint Page
A plaque commemorates Flight Lieutenant Richard Henry Roe and Pilot Officer James Noel Harris who died in the crash of an Air Force Vultee Vengeance aircraft which was taking part in an air display at Flemington Racecourse.
The aircraft originating from RAAF Laverton, was taking part in an air display at nearby Flemington Racecourse when control was lost because of equipment malfunction and that it crashed on buildings in the vicinity, killing the crew.
|Address:||Macaulay Road , Macaulay Station, North Melbourne, 3051|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.795047|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-September-1943|
|Actual Event End Date:||04-September-1943|
On Saturday afternoon of September 4th 1943, a Royal Australian Air Force Vultee Vengeance dive bomber crashed into buildings which were then situated in this vicinity.
The aircraft had been participating in an aerial display over the Flemington Racecourse. Equipment failure was cited as a possible cause of the disaster.
Flight Lieutenant Richard Henry Roe, Distinguished Flying Cross – Pilot
Pilot Officer James Noel Harris – wireless / airgunner.
This plaque is dedicated to the two officers who were killed in the accident.