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Sergeant Frederick James TROWER (577838) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Wireless Op./Air Gunner
Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Liberator BZ887
Death of Death 1943-10-07 Age : 19 years.
Served in 354 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : 9. C. 16. at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
More Details: SON OF FREDERICK WILLIAM AND ALICE MARY TROWER, OF MUSWELL HILL, MIDDLESEX.
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Aircraft Name: Liberator GR.V BZ887||Date of Crash: 07 Oct 43||Unit 354 Sqdn||Airfield /Crash Location Cuttack, India|
|Aircrew details||Fg Offr Charles Lionel Moody* |
|Details||Dived into Ground after TO Cuttack. (MPoole) This aircraft was coded "D". Took off in the dark on a shipping escort operation and made one circuit, climbing to about 800 feet. Its navigation lights were then seen to dive suddenly, and it crashed about five miles from the aerodrome. The Lib caught fire immediately, and the entire crew of nine were killed. 122399 F/O Charles Lionel Moody was acting as the screen captain on the flight. He was a member of 160 Sqn's detachment to 354 Sqn. All nine victims are buried in Madras War Cemetery, India.|
|Source||Matt Poole Henk Welting's Database|