Sergeant Edward Raymond HOWLEY

Service No: 8330
Born: Ballan VIC, 6 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 January 1940
Unit: No. 18 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 18 Squadron Mitchell aircraft N5-179), Celebes (Sulawesi), Indonesia, 6 March 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Henry and Agnes Emily Howley, of Kingsville, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 9, Ambon Memorial, Indonesia
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 6 March 1944, nine Mitchell aircraft from No. 18 squadron were tasked to make a strike against Toeal in the Kai Islands.

The crew members of N5-179 were:

Sergeant Bilgray (144720) (NEIAF) (Top Gunner)
Sergeant Edward Raymond Howley (8330) (Tail Gunner)
Sergeant de Kerens (95555) (Wireless Operator)
Corporal L Rogier (93152) (NEIAF) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Soeterik (217) (NEIAF) (First Pilot)
Lieutenant B Vromen (NEIAF) (Bombardier)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/123/124


Hurst, D. (Doug) The Fourth Ally: The Dutch forces in Australia in WWII, Doug Hurst, Canberra, 2001

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