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18-February-2016
18-February-2016
Photographs supplied by Rob Wagner

The plaque commemorates the crash of the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Avro Anson aircraft W2020 in May 1942.

 

Location

Address:Cowan Track, Ben Nevis Walking Track, Mount Cole Creek, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.232283
Long: 143.197956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:21-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:21-May-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st May, 2002
Front Inscription

On the 21st May 1942, an RAAF Avro Anson W2020, crashed below this point.  

The following people were on the aircraft.

F Sgt Edward Hope Illingworth
P Off George William Holman
Sgt Denis Aloysius Lenihan
LAC Edwin Cyril Snell
LAC Arthue Edmond Pott (KIA 04 Nov 44)

This plaque was unveiled on the 60th anniversary of the event.

Source: MA
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