RAAF Leyburn Memorial
Sandstone plinth with laser etched polished black granite plaque.
R.A.A.F. LEYBURN MEMORIAL 1942 - 1946
Before you are the remains of the Leyburn R.A.A.F. World War 2 Airfield.
From this site the R.A.A.F. 200 Liberator Special Duties Flight flew covert operations deep into enemy held territories in support of the Z Special Units.
This monument is in remembrance of the dedication and heroism of all those who served here and in particular, the Crews of A72-191, A72-159, A72-177 and the Z Team Operatives who lost their lives while on operations from this field.
[Information on unveiling]
[Aerial photograph of the airfield in 1943].
Lest We Forget
- Conflicts commemorated
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Memorial type
- Commemorative services held
Unveiling and dedication service - 15 August 2015.
- Additional information
This monument was unveiled on 15 August 2015, the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II, by Ian Lang, RAAF Leyburn Veteran and Patron of the Leyburn RSL, and dedicated by Army Chaplain Major David Snape, in the presence of the surviving veteran James Banks OAM MID and family members of other Leyburn veterans who have passed away or were too frail to journey to Leyburn.
Stonemasons: Wagner & Sons Toowoomba.
- Recorded by
- Ian Waters OAM
- Date recorded
- 15 August 2015