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10-March-2019
10-March-2019

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

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

Location

Address:Princes Highway, Meningie Memorial Park, Meningie, 5264
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.687562
Long: 139.338075
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-June-1942
Actual Event End Date:03-June-1942

Dedication

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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