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    451210 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-12-1945

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    COWLES, George Henry - F/Lt(Pilot) - 47803 - D.F.C - RAF - Weston Zoyland Cemetery, Somerset.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    ERITREA
    BROCKWAY, Harry Stanley - AC1c - 1422619 - RAFVR - Asmara War Cemetery, Eritrea.

    INDIA
    HENDERSON, Charles Edward - F/O(Pilot) - 176611 - RAFVR - Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.

    MALAYSIA
    Beaufighter Mk.21 - A8-184 - 93 Sqdn - RAAF.
    GULLIVER, Donald Keith Hamilton Sqdn/Ldr - 270655 - RAAF - Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia..
    HARRIS, John Matthew - F/Lt - 267729 - RAAF - Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.
    HERRICK, Eli Hedley - LAC - 88414 - RAAF - Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.
    HOLSWICH, Lyle Charles MacQuarie - GRP/Capt - 77 - RAAF - MiD - Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.
    NASH, Donald - LAC - 130425 - RAAF - Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.
    SEEKAMP, Donald James F/O - 442582 - RAAF - Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.

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    COWLES, George Henry - F/Lt(Pilot) - registered in Sleaford (1st Qtr 1946)

    ERITREA
    BROCKWAY, Harry Stanley - AC1 - 3 Signals Depot.

    INDIA
    HENDERSON, Charles Edward - F/O(Pilot) - 343 MU.

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    COWLES, George Henry - F/Lt(Pilot) - 47803 - D.F.C - the Lincolnshire Echo of January 2nd 1946 has the following report:

    Airfield Death Mystery Unsolved
    The mystery surrounding the death of Flt.-Lt. George Henry Cowles (33), of Bridgwater, Somerset, who was found in a ditch at the edge of Syerston airfield on the morning of December 4 [note date], eight hours after he had landed from an aircraft, remained unsolved at the resumed inquest held by Mr. E. C. Deal (the District Coroner), at Sleaford yesterday. He recorded an open verdict.
    Flt. Lt. Harry Lister said that Cowles was co-pilot with him in a Dakota detailed for night-glider towing. After the exercise they had landed about midnight and stopped on the runway to let Cowles get out.
    Evidence of finding Cowles in a ditch a quarter of a mile from the spot where he left the aircraft was given by Clarence Donnell, a groundsman. He made the discovery about 8.45 a.m. Cowles face was covered with blood. There was no sign of a struggle.
    Flight Lieut. F. B. Cockett, of the medical staff, Rauceby, where Cowles died five days later, said death was due to intra-cranial haemorrhage following a fractured skull. The injuries were not of the type usually found when a man was struck by a propeller, but he advanced the possibilities that Cowles either fell out of the aircraft doorway on to his head, or was knocked over by the tailplane.
    The Coroner: Do you think it possible that, having sustained the injury, he could have walked a quarter of a mile? Yes, it is quite likely.
    It was stated that Cowles' parachute and harness, undamaged, and his cap with a bloodstain on the front, were found together with a pool of blood on the runway, approximately where the aircraft stopped.
    The Coroner commented that there was ample evidence that, as far as Flt. Lt. Lister was concerned, he allowed ample time to ensure Cowles getting clear before starting to taxi his aircraft.


    From the Taunton Courier, September 11th 1943:

    FIVE NAZI PLANES DESTROYED
    BRIDGWATER ARIMAN'S AWARD
    Flying Officer Gorge Henry Cowles (No. 604 Squadron), of Bridgwater, observer in an aircraft which during night operations destroyed five Nazi planes, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The pilot of the plane, Flying Officer Brian Rushworth Keele, of Southport, also won the D.F.C.

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    F/L COWLES Unit 1333 TSCU
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...GEORGE%20HENRY Grave Registration page

    Mark

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