Remembering Canberra’s Air Disaster

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SEVENTY Five years ago today an RAAF Hudson bomber carrying a large chunk of the Menzies Cabinet and the Australian High Command crashed into a hill overlooking Canberra airport with no survivors.

With the country deeply embroiled in the Second World War this was something of a blow to the nation and arguably the Menzies Government never recovered.

The War Memorial has a page on today’s commemoration which will include a last post in honour of General Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White, Chief of the General Staff.

Wikipedia also offers further reading.

[Photo: “1940 Canberra air disaster memorial – scene” by Peter EllisOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.]

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