STUBBS William Bowe 415284

LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer William Bowe STUBBS

Service No: 415284
Born: Narrogin WA, 7 April 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 2 Wireless and Gunnery School, Parkes NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Wireless and Gunnery School Wackett Trainer aircraft A3-106), near Forbes NSW, 25 June 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Parkes General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Margaret Ada Stubbs; husband of Kathleen Joyce Stubbs, of South Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Kondinin WA
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 25 June 1942, Wackett Trainer A3-106 crashed as a result of unknown circumstances during a training exercise approximately 36 kms from Forbes, killing both crew members.

The crew members of A3-106 were:

Leading Aircraftman George Campbell Gray (411897) (Trainee Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer William Bowe Stubbs (415284) (Pilot)

References:

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, 182