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North Melbourne Air Crash: Walk of Remembrance
November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
On 4 September 1943 the WWII descended upon Melbourne’s suburbs. Melbournians watched in horror as dive bomber crashed in North Melbourne.
On 4 September 1943 the Second World War descended upon Melbourne’s suburbs. Over 60,000 Melbournians watched in horror as a Vultee Vengeance dive bomber crashed in North Melbourne, killing both RAAF pilots in a morale-building display gone wrong.
This remembrance walk will begin at the Victorian Archives Centre and travel to the site of the crash (adjacent to Macaulay Railway Station).
Throughout the walk, we will learn more about the circumstances of the crash and remember the two pilots killed in the tragedy with readings from historical records and stops along the way.
The walk will involve a round trip of approximately 1.2km along mostly flat suburban streets.
In the event of poor weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain or high temperatures) National Archives will present a North Melbourne Air Crash seminar at the Victorian Archives Centre.
Light refreshments will be provided after the tour.
Tickets are free but you must book ahead to secure a place on the link below.