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Lake Albert Air Crash Memorial
Lake Albert Air Crash Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The monument was erected in memory of the four airmen killed when an Avro Anson crashed into Lake Albert in 1942.

 

Location

Address:Princes Highway, Meningie, 5264
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.685098
Long: 139.339351
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th July, 2004
Front Inscription

Erected To The Memory Of The Crew Of RAAF Avro Anson
No. W2370 Which Crashed Into Lake Albert On 3 June 1942.

             The Four Airmen Killed Were
401888 SGT. FINLAY EMMERSON ANDERSON
           Aged 20 of Benalla, Victoria
412898 LAC WILLIAM STANLEY BUTLER
         Aged 22 of Grenfell, NSW
4122254 SGT JOSEPH GRAY MYERS
        Aged 25 of Ballina, NSW
403968 SGT. GRAEME YEOMAN WADLAW
         Aged 22 of Sydney NSW.

The Aircraft Was On A Training Flight From No. 6 Service Flying Training School At Mallalla. The Crew Lost Their Way In The Darkness And After Circling The Town And lake for some time, finally crashed into Lake Albert.

                 Lest We Forget

Source: MA,RVWM
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