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, Western Australia
Schooling: Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Loxton, South Australia, Loxton, South Australia, Australia, 24 September 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Mildura (Nichols Point) Public Cemetery, Victoria
War Graves Plot C. Row A. Grave 16., Mildura Public Cemetery, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
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
7 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 436065
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 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

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

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