BOWMAN John Vickery 436065

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant John Vickery BOWMAN 

Service No: 436065
Born: Perth WA, 18 September 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 November 1942
Unit: No. 2 Air Navigation School, Nhill VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Navigation School Anson aircraft W2481), near Noora SA, 24 September 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gilbert Leslie and Rhoda Bowman, of Cottesloe, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Cottesloe WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

During a night navigation training flight on 25 September 1943, Avro Anson W4281 crashed 5 kms west of Noora, killing its crew members.

The crew members of W2481 were:

Sergeant John Vickery Bowman (436065) (Observer)
Flying Officer Lawrence Andrew Flynn (411766) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Edwin Obst (437152) (Observer)
Pilot Officer Albert Nicholas Rapp (401832) (Observer)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 78