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Sergeants Alan Kenneth Fleay and Leon Patrick Gilbert Memorial Plaque

Sergeants Alan Kenneth Fleay and Leon Patrick Gilbert Memorial Plaque
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Description / Background

This small brass plaque is dedicated to two trainee airmen from 4 Operational Unit who crashed during a cross country training exercise. The aircraft was a Vultee Vengeance and the crash occurred on 4 August 1943.

The memorial can be viewed on the roadside, but is on private property.

Inscription

THEY ALSO SERVE

On 4th August 1943 at 1020 hours during a cross country training exercise in extreme weather conditions, a Vultee Vengeance aircraft from 4 Operational Training unit, Williamtown, crashed at this location killing both crew members.

Graduates of that course later tendered distinguished service with 24 Squadron RAAF in New Guinea

VENGENCE A27 -29

PILOT         
410972         
Sergeant Leon Patrick GILBERT 

WIRELESS AIR GUNNER      
415939
Sergeant Alan Kenneth FLEAY               

LEST WE FORGET                                

Erected by the Arms Collectors Guild of NSW with kind permission of the Friend family, "Kelburn" AD 1995

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Sergeant Alan Kenneth Fleay 415939 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Sergeant Leon Patrick Gilbert 410972 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view

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Address
'Kelburn'
Braidwood Road
Lake Bathurst NSW 2580
Local Government Area
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Setting
Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum
Year of construction
1995
Conflict/s
Other
Materials
Brass
Concrete