Sergeant Alan Craig LOWE

Service No: 401349
Born: Geelong VIC, 21 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 February 1941
Unit: No. 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit Anson aircraft DG841), Irish Sea, 27 February 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Ernest and Laura Frances Lowe, of Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Coburg VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On an operational training flight on 27 February 1942 Anson DG841 was believed to have crashed into the sea about 25 miles south of the Isle of Man. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. In 1949 it was recorded that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of DG841 were:

Pilot Officer Hugh Basil Carleton (105140) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Alan Craig Lowe (401349) (Observer)
Sergeant Greig McCracken (401076) (Observer)
Sergeant Ralph Robinson (1121619) (RAFVR)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/139/114

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