Date: 03rd September 1941 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 10 Air Gunnery School. 25 Group
Type: Master III
Base: RAF Castle Kennedt, Wigtownshire
Location: Glenluce near Stranraer
Pilot: Sgt. Owen Henry Glengarry NZ/404358 RNZAF Age 19. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off at 15:40 hrs on a solo training practice exercise.
Lost control in cloud and crashed at 16:30 hrs, catching fire on impact.
There are 50 commonwealth war graves in Stranraer Glebe Cemetery. 3 from the RNZAF, The others:
22 year old, F/O. Roy Ledlay Brabant NZ/413931 from Palmerston North, Wellington died after suffering injuries when a propeller became detached from Catalina IB FP278 from 302 Flying Training Unit, during taxying inrush seas on Wednesday 10th February 1943. 27 year old, Fl/Lt. Richard Colin Fowler NZ/405477 from Ashburton, Canterbury killed after Wellington B.Mk.X LP764 from 10 Air Gunnery School crashed into the Irish Sea on a serviceability test on Sunday 07th July 1946.
Burial an personal details:
Sgt. Owen Henry Glengarry. Stranraer Glebe Cemetery. Sec. H. Class 1. Grave 153. Born on the 15th September 1921 at Sawyers Bay.Worked as a plumber for Otago Education Board prior to service.Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 24th November 1940. Trained at No. 1 Elemterary Flying Training School joining on the 18th January 1941 and No. 1 Flying Training School joining on the 01st March 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 25th April 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 24th May 1941.Embarked for England on the 18th June 1941. Joined 10 Air Gunnery School on the 10th August 1941 as a staff pilot. Son of Henry Thomas Glengarry (died 07th October 1971, age 67) and Ethel Grey Glengarry (nee Lean), of Sawyer's Bay, Otago, New Zealand. A total of 148 flying hours logged.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Jenifer Lemaire and to the extensive research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Library Heritage Collection, Weekly News of New Zealand, other sources as quoted below:
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember
them. - Laurence
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