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    Hi,

    Can anyone help me with this one. please.

    Researching ;

    Frederick Norman BOWER
    Sergeant 1866493
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Died in England on Friday 25 February 1944

    Buried at Wall, Staffordshire.

    Local newspapers record that he died in an air crash but without any details.

    Many thanks,

    Graeme

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    25 February 1944

    1662 HCU
    Halifax II W7866
    Training

    Took off 2144 Blyton for his first night solo and authorised to carry out circuits and landings.
    Eyewitnesses report that the Halifax appeared to climb quite normally to about 500 feet at which point it dived steeply and crashed into a wheat stack bursting into flames near Laughton village. A careful investigation of the wreckage could not find any technical defects.

    Sgt. K. Warmsley +
    Sgt. M A. Bowles +
    Sgt. C T. James +
    Sgt. F N. Bower +

    BCL Vol.8 W R. Chorley

    Hope this is a help

    Regards

    Peter.
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    Bomber Command Losses Roll of Honour has the following brief mention.

    1866493 Sgt BOWER Frederick Norman. 25-02-44 1662 HCU.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Kevin Mears

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    Kevin and Peter,

    Wonderful !

    Many thanks for your time and effort, I am most grateful.

    Graeme

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