PEARCE Bowyer Frederick 406168

LEST WE FORGET

Warrant Officer Bowyer Frederick PEARCE

Service No: 406168
Born: Mount Lawley WA, 14 August 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 August 1940
Unit: No. 113 Squadron (RAF), Asansol, India
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 113 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z9598), Anasol, 11 October 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Delhi War Cemetery, India
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percy William Edward and Dora Ellen Pearce, of North Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 11 October 1942 during an Army cooperation flight, Blenheim Z9598 struck a tree while flying low but under full control and crashed at Dokshani Road, Asansol. The crew was killed.

The crew members of Z9598 were:

Sergeant David Davies (1381324) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Bowyer Frederick Pearce (406168) (Observer)
Warrant Officer I Harry Edward Peters (R/56236) (RCAF) (Pilot)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/150/246