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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
3351 BowdenTSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIW4315QR-QSkellingthorpe1738BerlinDitched off Guernsey on returnKilledRunnymede Archive Report
3352 BowdenNoel OswaldWarrant Officer412307AustraliaRAAF11 Sqd RAF
on RAF
1944-05-23RAAF Honour Roll
3353 BowdenJohn LawrenceCorporal38085AustraliaRAAFRAAF 5 Aircraft Depot Wagga Wagga1944-11-08RAAF Honour Roll
3354 BowdenRobert GordonPilot Officer41288911th August 1915 in Narrabri, New South WalesAustralianPilotDFM

RAAFBomber Command625 Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM317CF:UKelstern16:15BerlinAircraft was hit during the bomb run over the target. The starboard inner was set ablaze and even though out of control, bombs were released over the markers. An uneventful flight was made until crossing the English Coast and although diverted to RAF Blyton, a strange aerodrome, with his Navigator wounded and with only three engines, a skilful landing under appalling conditions was made.SafeDFM awarded to 412889 Flt Sgt. Bowden whilst with 100 Sqn. London Gazette 7th December 1943 Citation: "As a NCO, Plt Off. Bowden has flown on sorties against some of the most heavily defended targets in enemy territory . On one occasion, during an attack on Berlin one engine of his aircraft was put out of action when over the target. With great coolness he completed his bombing run, released his bombs and brought the aircraft back to base. A most able pilot and captain, this officer’s outstanding ability and fine fighting spirit has inspired confidence in his crew in times of stress."

Repatriated to Australian on the 19th January 1945 and volunteered to fly with 36 Sqn on Dakotas.

As a Flt Lt. he requested to be discharged from the RAAF after he was medically downgraded in June 1947
3355 BowditchBryan RobertSergeant1322645PilotRAFVRBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterILL797UM-B2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1810SchweinfurtCrashed Marsal {Moselle}KilledMarsal (Moselle) Churchyard Cemetery Collective Grave 1-2Read Archive Report
3356 BowdonL DSergeantRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND328HW-WGrimsby2216KarlsruheCrashed St Martens-Voeren {Liege}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
3357 BoweDonald McFarlanePilot Officer419550AustraliaRAAF1660 Conversion RAF1944-08-15RAAF Honour Roll
3358 BowellP JFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterIPD311JO-OWaddington1651GravenhorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3359 BowellPeter JohnFlying Officer422394AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
3360 BowenJFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterIIILM633UM-T2Wickenby2346CourtraiCrashed at Lampernisse {West-Vlaanderen}PoW
3361 BowenJackFlight Lieutenant122988PilotRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLK993AL-JRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2316LeipzigSee archive report for full detailsKilledBerlin War Cemetery Grave 9.G.14 Archive Report
3362 BowenRoland JohnFlight Sergeant54028Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJA925GT-LWarboys00:19Berlin See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 210 Read Archive Report
3363 BowenGeoffrey HughFlying Officer161261PilotRAFVRBomber Command1655 Mosquito Training Unit1944-05-13OxfordIDF517Not knownRAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire1615TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledOystermouth Cemetery. Section B Grave 10Read Archive Report
3364 BowenR HWarrant OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-14LancasterIKB800VR-CMiddleton St George615DuisburgExploded target areaKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
3365 BowenD BSergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEE940LS-YMildenhall1944HannoverCrashed at RonnenbergKilledHannover War Cemetery
3366 BowenPeter DuncanFlight Lieutenant42481PilotRAFVRBomber Command169 Sqn
1944-02-13MosquitoIIDD629VI:?Little Snoring13:05TrainingCrashed at 13:30 into the sea 2 miles off Burnham, Norfolk during gunnery practice, off a tight turnKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 201Son of the Revd. Canon Harry Duncan Storer Bowen, and Gladys Beale Bowen, of Ashford, Kent.
3367 BowenB VSergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIPD267EM-GSpilsby1911StuttgartCrashed StuttgartKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
3368 BowenJ ASergeantBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1944-08-26LancasterIIIPA971TL-JGraveley2009KielKilledRunnymede
3369 BowenH JSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-03-22LancasterIIIND518KM-DDunholme Lodge1853FrankfurtCrashed KleinkrotzenburgKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
3370 BowenP HSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIDV363VN-KSkellingthorpe2231St-LeuCrashed at Ialande-en-Son {Oise}KilledSt-Sever Cemetery Rouen
3371 BowenA GSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-11-12LancasterING350JI-CWaterbeach833OsterfeldCrashed at SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3372 BowenH ESergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterILL897CF-PKelstern2317AcheresCrashed near RambouilletKilledSt-Hilarion Communal Cemetery
3373 BowenJ BSergeantBomber Command1944-04-20LancasterILL754LS-PMildenhall.0012.KolnCrashed Koln-NeppesKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3374 BowenWilliam HowardFlying Officer400775AustraliaRAAF38 Sqd RAF
1944-01-06RAAF Honour Roll
3375 Bowen-ChennellPhilipSergeant1455428Air GunnerBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerShot down by nightfighter. Abandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}. Crashed near railwaystation 'De Klomp', BuurtsteegKilledEde General Cemetery, Gelderland Holland
Outward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow & Unteroffizier Erich Schneider of the 1./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield at 00:43 hrs in Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AH. The crew caught the Lancaster at 20,000 feet. The aircraft was abandoned and came down at De Klomp (Buurtsteeg). Those who died are buried in various Cemeteries. Sgt Redshaw RCAF was 18 years of age and was amongst the youngest Canadians killed in Bomber Command in 1944:
3376 BowerG ESergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIPD252HA-DMethwold2159RusselheimPoW
3377 BowerT CFlight SergeantBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterIIIED9086O-ZLittle Staughton1420Foret-du-CrocKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery
3378 BowerVincent A 2nd LtO-824388USAPilotUSAAFlX Fighter Command492nd Fighter Squadron1944-09-21P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3379 BoweringJohn Ernest RalphPilot OfficerJ/88199Age 19CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterIME846PG-CRAF Dunholme Lodge2301WesselingSee archive report for further detailsKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery. Grave IVa. F. 17Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Ernest and Helena Bowering, of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Epitaph: 'To Those Who Loved Him He Will Always Live'.
3380 BoweringFrank EdgarFlight Sergeant417451AustraliaRAAF301 Ferry Training RAF1944-01-26RAAF Honour Roll
3381 BowermanD R CSergeantBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV840BM-ESkipton on Swale2222DusseldorfPoW
3382 BowermanR V TSergeantBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJB535OF-QBourn1715BerlinCrashed at Kolhorn {Noord-Holland}KilledBarsingerhorn General Cemetery
3383 BowernDonald AndersonFlight Sergeant420434AustraliaRAAF466 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-13RAAF Honour Roll
3384 BowersWSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW580NP-OLissett1907FrankfurtCrashed near UmmelinKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3385 BowersNSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-11-26LancasterIIIPB432EA-OFulbeck2341MunchenCrashed at Dry Doddlington LincsInjured
3386 BowersE G WFlying OfficerBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterIME650LE-BEast Kirkby1958KonigsbergCrashed at Skarrild DenmarkKilledSkarrild Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Arnold Brinkmann (8./NJG3). 10 km North West of Hormum at 03:38. This would be his 12th kill. See Kracker Archive on this site (Additional information from John Jones)
3387 BowersElmer O 1st LtO-754584USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group384th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-19P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3388 BowersJames A 2nd LtO-829811USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group361st Fighter Squadron: Martlesham Playboys
1944-11-26P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3389 BowersJames A 1st LtO-829811USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group361st Fighter Squadron: Martlesham Playboys
1945-02-14P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3390 BowesL EFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM578EM-LSpilsby2321WesselingCrashed off Dutch coastKilledCambridge City Cemetery Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2. This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Martin Drewes (Stab III./NJG1). 15 km North West of Schouwen (KH-1/JH-7) at 1,500m. Time 02:35. This would be his 47th kill. See Kracker Archive on this site. The references in brackets refer to the Beacons (Holding Points)where German aircraft would circle until vectored on to enemy aircraft or they had a visual sighting. (Additional information from John Jones)
3391 BowesLSergeant1394105W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJA973JO-OWaddington1724BerlinCrashed at RepenteKilledRunnymede Panel 225
3392 BowesLyle EdwardFlying Officer419253AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
3393 BoweyWSergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIDS678KO-JWitchford1849BerlinShot down near LeipzigKilledRunnymede
3394 BowkerBryanFlight Sergeant760351Age 33UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command302 Ferry Training Unit (FTU)1944-06-08SunderlandIIIML858PRAF Oban, Argyllshire2355TrainingCrashed on Gleann Mhor, St. Kilda during navigational exercise flight out of Oban. All ten occupants died in the crashKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 215.
The crews remains were given full military honours by an RAF Guard of Honour and were committed to the sea between St. Kilda and the island of Boreray. Rev Macleod read the burial service. (Reference: Wartime wrecks on St. Kilda - Rt. Rev. Monsignor John C. Barry, DCL, MA; Chairman of the St. Kilda Club)

Son of Arthur and Ada Emily Bowker and husband of Mary Bowker, of Stockport, Cheshire, England.
3395 BowkerN CFlight Sergeant1577716PilotRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB609PH-FWickenby2323Leipzig Crashed at Elspeet {Gelderland} KilledHarderwijk General Cemetery Burial British Plot 1 Grave 44.Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 This aircraft was claimed by Ofw Heinz Vinke (11/NJG1).Elspeet 15 km North West of Apeldoorn at 4,800m. Time 05:34. This would be his 53rd kill. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
3396 BowkerHarlow WilburFlying OfficerJ/18734CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF412 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-02SpitfireIXMK199VZ-B4 Bény-sur-MerTac RecceShot down by a fw-190KilledBayeux War Cemetery, Xxviii. H. 1. France
Accident report
3397 BowkerCSergeantBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-08-31StirlingIVLK131NF-TTempsfordSOECrashed at Gilze-en-RijenPoW
3398 BowlerFred ErnestSergeant1182712Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command100 Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterIIIJB614HW-DGrimsby23:10EssenConed by 5/Flakscheinw Abt 214. hit by 1, 3 & 4/schw Flak Abt 471, 2/schw Flak Abt 430 (Eisb), 3/schw Flak Abt 243 and 2 & 3/schw Flak Abt 382. Exploded over Essen-Borbeck at 01:28KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 7 Row D Grave 16Husband of Maisie Bowler, of Leicester
3399 BowlerReginald PatrickSergeant1626590Age 19BritishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SRAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire23:10Aulnoye, (Railway Yards)See archive report for further details and photographsKilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery, British Plot Grave 27Son of Clifford and Mabel Margaret Bowler, of West Hampstead, London. Epitaph: 'My Dear Son, You Have Done Your Duty, So Rest In Peace. Never Forgotten'.
3400 BowlerJ AFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW580NP-OLissett1907FrankfurtCrashed near UmmelinKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery

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