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2 November 2019

75th anniversary of Trafford Leigh-Mallory's crash: another Mural project


14 November 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of the crash that killed Air Chief Marshall Trafford Leigh-Mallory and his crew. I hiked up to the crash site during the summer to take some photos and videos. As with my earlier trip to Lombard in the Jura, I used Mural to assemble the content into a visual story about the crash, with a focus on the sole Australian crew member. RAAF Flight Lieutenant Casey was the wireless operator, he is also the only Australian casualty buried in the high alps.

The road to Le Rivier d'Allemont

There are two ways into the valley. One way is to go through the city of Grenoble, the other way involves crossing the Col du Glandon. I chose the latter.

Commonwealth War Graves

The graves are approximately 200 meters downhill from the museum.

The crash site

The crash site is easily found by following sign posts from the village. It takes about 2.5 hours to get there. The location is in Open Street Map.

The full story

Mural makes it easy to take a collection of photos and videos and bring a story to life.

Click to see the full story and videos from the Leigh-Mallory crash site.

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