Port Pirie RAAF L5759 Crash Site Back to Search

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Location Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists - South Australia, Australia
Type raaf_accident_site
Description

DESCRIPTION: On Thursday 13th August 1942 at 1300 hours, a Fairey Battle L5759 from No2 Bombing and Gunnery School crashed into the sea off Port Pirie.

Crew: L5759:

408754 PLUMMER Reuben Maurice SGT Pilot from Wonthaggi VIC

38217 PRICE Leslie Gaunt LAC Trainee Pilot from Big Bell WA

REPORTS:

Official: Summary:

On a training flight L5759 encountered difficulties and was seen to spin into the sea off the coast from Port Pirie, no bodies were recovered, cause of the crash unknown.

Eyewitness:

No reports recorded.

BURIALS/CREMATIONS CEMETERY PLOT ROW GRAVE

PLUMMER R. M. Sydney Memorial Panel 6
PRICE. L. G. Port Pirie SA CC 94 8

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Inscription

Port Pirie General Cemetery:

RAAF Crest

 

38217 LDG.AIRCRAFTMAN

L. G. PRICE

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

13TH AUGUST 1942 AGE 21

MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL

SYDNEY MEMORIAL

Panel to SGT Plummer is located at the Sydney War Cemetery in the grounds of the Rookwood Necropolis. The panels are to recognise (amongst others) those who perished and their remains not recovered. The inscription on a continuous frieze on the memorial states:

1939-HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN REGIONS OF AUSTRALIA, ON LAND, AT SEA, AND IN THE AIR, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH-1945

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PRICE, Leslie Gaunt

Service number 38217
Born 10 Apr 1921

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PLUMMER, Reuben Maurice

Service number 408754
Sergeant
No. 2 Bombing and Air Gunnery School / No. 3 Air Observers School
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 2 Jan 1921

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