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Location Vicinity Mount Gambier Airport, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
Type RAAF Acc
Description

RAAF WW2 Crash Site.

On Saturday 12th July 1941 at 0850 hours, two Avro Ansons from 2 Air Observer School, Mount Gambier, W1966 and W2020, collided in mid-air.

Crew: W1966


31825



PEACOCK George Kenneth



Flt Lt Pilot



From Hereford England UK


408203



ANDREW Lance Lorimer



LAC Student Observer



From Kadina SA


416276



MILFORD Ernest Osman



LAC Student Observer



From Moonta SA

REPORTS:

Official: Summary:

While performing a normal flying programme Ansons W1966 and W2020 collided in mid-air, the pilot of W2020 did not see Anson W1966 after emerging from a rainsquall. Port engine of W2020 collided with the tail plane of W1966, causing it to crash and killing all occupants. W2020 landed successfully.

Eyewitness:

None reported

BURIALS/CREMATIONS:


 



CEMETERY



PLOT



ROW



GRAVE


ANDREW M.G.



Port Adelaide Cemetery SA



Sect. B



8



212N


MILFORD E.O.



Moonta Cemetery SA



South



2 West



31


PEACOCK G.K.



Mount Gambier General Cemetery SA



Sect. K



 



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Inscription

Moonta Cemetery:

Headstone:

In Loving Memory

OF

ERNEST OSMAN MILFORD.

R.A.A.F.

WHO DIED IN AN AIRCRASH AT MT GAMBIER,

JULY 12TH 1941. AGED 25 YEARS.

HE DIED THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE.

C.W.G.C. plaque:

416276 L.A.C.

E.O. MILFORD

R.A.A.F.

12TH JULY 1941 AGE 25

Mount Gambier Cemetery:

ROYAL AIR FORCE

RAF insignia

FLT. LT. G.K. PEACOCK.

KILLED IN AIR ACCIDENT

MOUNT GAMBIER

12TH JULY 1941.

Port Adelaide Cemetery:

Headstone:

IN MEMORY OF

Masonic insignia

L.A.C. LANCE LORIMER ANDREW.

R.A.A.F.

WHO WAS KILLED IN AN AIR ACCIDENT

AT MOUNT GAMBIER 12TH JULY 1941.

AGED 26 YRS.

C.W.G.C. plaque:

RAAF insignia

408203 L.A.C.

L.L. ANDREW

R.A.A.F.

12.7.41 AGE 26

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/DATE:

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MILFORD, Ernest Osman

Service number 416276
Born 16 Nov 1915

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PEACOCK, George Kenneth

Service number 37825
Flight Lieutenant

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ANDREW, Lance Lorimer

Service number 408203
Born 11 May 1915

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