Leonard Victor Waters Memorial Park

Description

Large park dedicated to Indigenous Royal Australian Air Force fighter pilot Leonard Victor Waters. Two dedication plaques are located within the park, attached to a prominent bushrock. 

Inscription

Plaque 1

LEONARD VICTOR WATERS
'BLACK MAGIC'
With Black Magic painted on the fuselage of his Kitty Hawk, he logged more than 103 hours of combat flying and earned his 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star War Medal 1939 - 1945 Australian Service Medal and Returned from Active Service Badge

20-06-1924 - 24-08-1993
Buried - St George QLD

Plaque 2

LEONARD VICTOR WATERS MEMORIAL PARK
This Park was named in recognition of Leonard Victor Waters being the first and only Aboriginal fighter pilot in World War II
Officially opened on Thursday, 24 October, 1996
- By -
Councillor M. A. Montgomery Mayor. Moree Plains Shire Council

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
W/O Leonard Victor Waters World War 2 78144 RAAF 78 Sqd view
Address
117 Merriwa Street
Boggabilla NSW 2409
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Donna Briggs - Northern Regional Library & Information Service
Established date
1996
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1996-10-24
Dedication date
24 October 1996
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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