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17-May-2016
17-May-2016

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Dual stained glass windows designed by W. Kerr-Morgan, depicting two airmen seeking guidance from Our Lady of Wings, commemorates Squadron Leader David William McCormack of Yarraville, D.F.C. and Bar, killed in Burma, 10 August 1944. He was killed in a non-operational flying accident, flying Spitfire MH460.

The window was erected by his comrades of 615 (Churchill's Own) Squadron R.A.F. and dedicated 14 July 1946. The window is divided into two sections, with the left showing two airmen in flying gear, including parachutes, and the right section depicting a reli­gious scene with a shield shaped plaque de­picting the badge of 615 Country of Surrey Squadron Auxiliary Air Force. 

 

Location

Address:Somerville Road, St. Augustine`s Catholic Church, Yarraville, 3013
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.813625
Long: 144.889462
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:10-August-1944
Actual Event End Date:10-August-1944
Monument Designer:W Kerr-Morgan

Dedication

Left Side Inscription
Erected by the Mem­bers of 
No. 615 Squadron R.A.F. & Friends 
To the memory of 
Squadron Leader 
DAVID WILLIAM McCORMACK
D.F.C. and Bar.
Killed 10th August 1944.
Whilst serving 
the Mother Country
Source: MA,VMR,SKP,NF. RHSV
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