Keith Anderson & H. S. HitchcockPrint Page
A plaque commemorates Keith Anderson and H. S. Hitchcock.
Keith Anderson flew as a World War One fighter pilot in France and planned to fly with Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm across the Pacific from the United States of America to Australia in 1927. However after many setbacks he had to withdraw for financial reasons and the other two did the flight in 1928 in the ` Southern Cross`.
Charles Kingsford-Smith disappeared in his aircraft `Southern Cross` in rough terrain in Australia in 1929. He was found just after Anderson and `Bob` Hitchcock failed to complete their search flight . Their plane had sustained engine failure over the desert and they died of a lingering thirst and were found many days later amid national mourning.
|Address:||108 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan, 3956|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.577933|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
Built 1968 - 1970
Link the lush rolling hills of South Gippsland with the parched desert of Central Australia.
In 1929, lost somewhere in that vastness, was Squadron Leader C. E. Kingsford Smith
In searching to rescue him, Lt. Keith Vincent Anderson Royal Flying Corps and H. S. (Bobby) Hitchcock died.
"Lest We Forget"