The bodies of three of four Royal Australian Air Force crew killed in a plane crash at Duntroon had been buried with full service honours on this day in 1957.
A story on the front page of The Canberra Times said services were held at St Andrew's Church for flying officer Hector Macdonald, of Narrabundah, and sergeant Ian MacKrill, of Victoria. A requiem mass was observed at St Patrick's Church for flight sergeant Noel Charlton, of Queanbeyan.
"The body of the fourth crew member, sergeant Maxwell Coombe, was sent home to Taree for burial," the story said.
The four men were killed when their Dakota aircraft crashed and burst into flames near the "married quarters" of the Royal Military College at Duntroon three days before.
An air force inquiry into the crash was set to be held. The Times' story said the young airmen lost their lives in "their endeavor to avoid hitting Duntroon", and left behind "a fine record of comradeship and devotion to duty".