George Edward (Ted) DOWLING


DOWLING, George Edward

Service Number: 429881
Enlisted: 1 October 1942, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Keswick, South Australia, 13 May 1924
Home Town: Port Hughes, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Moonta Primary and Unley High School
Occupation: Welder
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), St. Leu D'Esserent, France, 5 July 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Ellecourt Communal Cemetery, France
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Moonta War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

1 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 429881, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, SN 429881
5 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 429881, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Sat 28 Jul 1945

Private Casualty Advices

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dowling, of Port Hughes, Moonta, late of Malvern, have been advised that their youngest son, Flt-Sgt. G. E. Dowling, 20, is presumed to have lost his life in air operations over St. Leu D'Esserent, France, on July 5, 1944. He was injured on May 11, 1944, in a crash in Nottingham. He was educated at Moonta primary and Unley high schools. He was a member of the Model Aero. Club, and joined the ATC in 1941, when he was employed in the drawing office at General Motors-Holdens. There are four brothers—Sgt. Ken. Dowling, AIF, in New Guinea; Harry Dowling, RAAF, discharged; Bdr. Peter Dowling, AIF, missing; and Flt-Lt Jack Dowling RAAF, retd.—and two sisters.


The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954)  Fri 28 Jul 1944

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dowling, of Port Hughes, formerly of Malvern, have been advised that their youngest son. Flt-Sgt. Ted Dowling, RAAF, is missing from an operational flight over France on July 5. After training in Australia he left for England in August last year. Another son Peter, RAAF, has been missing for two and a half years in Rabaul. Mr. and Mrs. Dowling have five sons in the services. The others are Cpl. K. E. AIF, northern zone; H. A. RAAF, discharged; FO J. E. RAAF, returned.