John Vickery BOWMAN

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BOWMAN, John Vickery

Service Number: 436065
Enlisted: 7 November 1942, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No 2 Air Navigation School
Born: Subiaco, Western Australia, 18 September 1924
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Loxton, South Australia, 24 September 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
War Graves Plot C. Row A. Grave 16.
Memorials: Alawoona RAAF Avro Anson W2481 Crash Site, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

7 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 436065, Perth, Western Australia
24 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 436065, No 2 Air Navigation School, Empire Air Training Scheme
Date unknown: Involvement

FOUR R.A.A.F. MEN KILLED

MELBOURNE, Wednesday. - Two officers and two sergeants were killed on Friday when an aircraft from an R.A.A.F. station in Victoria crashed on a training flight. They were Flying-Officer JJ. A. Flynn (22), of Canberra; Pilot-Officer A. X. Kapp (2S).
of Middle Park. Victoria; Sgt. Ronald Edwin Obst (30). of Berri, S.A.; Sgt.J. V. Bowman (19), of Cottesloe, W.A.

Advocate Thursday 30 September 1943 page 5

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Gilbert Leslie and Rhoda Bowman, of Cottesloe, Western Australia.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Avro Anson aircraft W2481 of Number 2 Air Navigation School crashed near Loxton, South Australia killing all crew onboard:

 

Sergeant, John Vickery Bowman 436065

Pilot Officer Albert Nicholas Rapp 401832

Flying Officer Laurence Andrew Flynn 411766

Sergeant Ronald Edwin Obst 437152