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The monument commemorates four Royal Australian Air Force crew members who were killed when their aircraft crashed during a night navigational training flight in September 1943. 

Those killed were Flying Officer Lawrence Flynn, Pilot Officer Albert Rapp, Sergeant Ronald Obst and Sergeant John Bowman who were members of No. 2 Air Navigation School.


Address:Bookpurnong Terrace & Railway Terrace, Loxton, 5333
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.448208
Long: 140.577858
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:24-September-1943
Actual Event End Date:24-September-1943


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th October, 2019
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Avro Anson Crash Memorial

At 11:30pm September 24th 1943 during WWII an R. A. A. F. Avro Anson aircraft crashed on a training flight at 34 deg 27 min S, 140 deg 48 min E, on the property of H. G. I. "Harry" Edwards Section 128 Hundred Gordon 21.5 km east of Loxton.

Four young airmen died as a result of the accident : 

Sgt. J. V. Bowman,  Cottesloe WA, Pilot
Sgt. R. Obst,            Berri SA, Wireless Air Gunner
F. O. A. Flynn,         Canberra ACT, Navigation Training
P. O. A. N. Rapp,     Middle Park VIC, Navigation Training

Unveiled by Helen Webb 13th October 2019.
Lest We Forget

Inscription in Proximity
This memorial was opened by Ray Edwards and Helen Webb on Sunday 20th September 2020
Source: MA
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