Arthur Leslie PLOWMAN

PLOWMAN, Arthur Leslie

Service Number: 424880
Enlisted: 9 October 1942, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 207 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Orange, NSW, 27 June 1917
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Flying Battle, United Kingdom, 11 November 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Cambridge City Cemetery, United Kingdom
Grave 15152
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Canobolas Memorial Park, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Orange "Fallen of Orange" Memorial Banners, Orange Cenotaph, Orange Shire of Canobolas, Orange WW2 Supreme Sacrifice Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, 424880
9 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 424880, No. 207 Squadron (RAF), Sydney, NSW

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Daniel and Christina Plowman, of Orange, New South Wales; husband of Enid Ruby Plowman, of Orange, New South Wales, Australia.


Flight Sergeant Arthur Leslie Plowman lost his life during night eleventh November 1944 as a result of air operations.  He was a member of the crew of a Lancaster aircraft which collided with another aircraft and crshed whielst making a circuit prior to landing at Bratoft near Skegness in Lincolin England upon return from night operations agains harburg Germany.  

PLOWMAN.-November 11, 1944, Flt./Sgt. Arthur Leslie Plowman, aged 27, wireless air-gunner, R.A.A.F., attached to a Lancaster Squadron, R.A.F., was killed in an aircraft collision  in England on a return flight over Hamburg, dearly beloved husband of Enid and loving father of Robyn and Wendy, of Canoblas, Orange, dearly beloved son of Mrs. and  the late Mr. D. Plowman, and brother of James, Sinclair, John, Christina, Jean, and Marjorie.