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'Unaccounted' airmen 12-5-1940

'Unaccounted' airmen 12-5-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:14:19 Saturday, November 10, 2007
Post:
What caused the death AC2 Robert F.J. BOWIE - 909589 - killed on active service (Flight Global), buried Northwood Cem., Ruislip-Northwood, Middlesex (UK3790).

Aircraft write-offs for this day:

Battle I - P2359 - 4 FPP - crashed on Aston Down,

Oxford II - N6411 - 14 FTS - crashed on take-off Cranfield,

and

P/O (Pilot) John R. BROWN - 39370 - killed on active service (Flight Global), buried Villeneuve-St.Georges Old Communal Cem., Dept. Seine-et-Oise, France (FR1324).

CWGC: Son of John Thomas Brown and May Brown of Sydney, NSW, Australia, husband of Jean Brown.

No records NAA and Australian Nominal Roll.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 12-5-1940
Author: Andy_Ingham
Time Stamp:
17:44:51 Saturday, November 10, 2007
Post:
Bowie's death was registered at Uxbridge. He was 19.

J R Brown is listed in the RAF Overseas death index.

His unit is listed as 1FPP (Ferry Pilots Pool)

Regards

Andy


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 12-5-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
09:41:47 Monday, December 10, 2007
Post:
Thanks Andy for this start. Will wait for DaveW and Joss for their comments.

Regards,

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 12-5-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
12:17:59 Monday, December 10, 2007
Post:
Henk,

I have found a mention of Brown in 'Twelve Days in May'

"Before the day was out there occurred a fatal accident when F/O John Brown, a pilot from 4 (Continental) Ferry Flight) delivering a new Hurricane (P2807), crashed on landing in a field 10 miles north of Aigle. He had apparently flown twice round the field and had then fired a flare before attempting to land."

ABS has the entry "Crashed in forced landing on ferry flight 10 miles north of Juvincourt 12/05/40"

regards

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 12-5-1940
Author: Henk Welting. (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:56:01 Monday, December 10, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave. Joss will be happy with this answer as well.

Regards,

Henk.