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An aircraft engine commemorates four airmen killed when an Avro Anson crashed into Lake Albert in 1942.


Address:Princes Highway, Meningie Memorial Park, Meningie, 5264
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.687562
Long: 139.338075
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-June-1942
Actual Event End Date:03-June-1942


Front Inscription

Avro Anson Memorial

To the memory of all RAAF service men and women and the crew of RAAF Avro Anson No. W2370 which crashed into Lake Albert 3 June 1942.

Sgt. Finlay Emmerson Anderson     Sgt. Joseph Gray Myers
LAC William Stanley Butler              Sgt. Graeme Yeoman Wadlow

Avro Anson Mk 1.
Entered service  1936
Crew                   3-4
Wingspan           17.22 m
Length                12.88 m
Cruising speed   256 km/h
Maximum speed 302 km.h
Range                 1062 kms
Bomb load          163kg
Armament           Two .303 machine guns, on fixed in nose & one in dorsal turret.

The Anson was the RAAF`s first low wing monoplane, the first to have a retracable undercarriage and the first to have an enclosed gun turret

The design of the shelter for this engine is based on the of a Nissen hut, which was widely used by Australian Forces during the Second World War.


Source: MA
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