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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*
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerFrank Vincent BREEN (J/21201) Pilot Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerEdmund Holmes BULLIS (J/22235) Navigator Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Pilot OfficerStanley DUBOWSKI (J/24071) Wireless Op Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerWilliam John FISHER (J/20976) Pilot Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flight SergeantHerbert Ernest MILES (R/130215) Wireless Op Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerCharles Lionel MOODY (122399) Pilot Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerWilliam Keith REDMAN (J/ 23373) Wireless Op Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flight SergeantHarry Benjamin SIGEL (R/ 133803) Wireless Op Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantFrederick James TROWER (577838) Wireless Op Liberator BZ887   1943-10-07354 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
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

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