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Canal Creek War Memorial (19 December 1943)

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There is a memorial for the 1943 crash of an American C47 aircraft on 19th December 1943 resulting in the deaths of all on board. 20 United States Armed Services personnel, eight Australian Defence personnel, an Australian war photographer, a YMCA representative and an adjutant of the Salvation Army. The crash is still the second worst air disaster in Australia's history.

The memorial is "off the beaten track" but easily accessible by regular motor vehicles.

location

2257'31.74"S

15028'10.57"E

Google Earth reference

2257'31.74"S

15028'10.57"E

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