Meningie Arvo Anson Memorial

Details

Location Meningie Memorial Park, Princes Highway, Meningie, The Coorong - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Airplane engine housed in shelter

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
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 Mk1.
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.

Condition

Good

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Names

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ANDERSON, Finlay Emmerson

Service number 401888
Sergeant
Born 15 May 1922

MYERS, Joseph Gray

Service number 411254
Sergeant
Born 1 Jun 1917

WADLOW, Graeme Yeoman

Service number 403968
Sergeant
No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 2 Nov 1919

BUTLER, William Stanley

Service number 412898
Leading Aircraftman
Born 11 Jun 1920

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