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)


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

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