Pilot Officer Thorburn Harcourt MacGOWAN

Service No: 435154
Born: Melbourne VIC, 12 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 April 1943
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-153), near Mildura, 5 October 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Harcourt Macgowan and Beatrice Aimee Macgowan, of Caulfield
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While carrying out a Line Astern chase on 5 October 1944, Kittyhawk A29-153 flown by Pilot Officer MacGowan dived from 6,000 feet and crashed one mile south east of the Mildura aerodrome at 1035 hours and he was killed.


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, 166/26/608; A9845, 139

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