Service Details
Name:
BOWYER
Given Name:
WALTER STAFFORD
Initials:
W S
Service No:
39607
Trade:
Pilot
Rank:
Squadron Leader
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force
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Unit:
249 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-01-24
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Date of Birth:
1914-04-16
Age:
27
Cause of Death:
Died in air crash, Gladiator I K7935 from 2 AACU RAF collided with a barrage balloon at Portsmouth and crashed at Gosport
Additional
Information:
Son of Capt. Alan Stafford Bowyer, of Durban, South Africa. Walter Stafford Bowyer was born in Durban, South Africa on April 16th 1914 and went to Durban High School. He joined the RAF on a short service commission in March 1937, did his flying courses at Ansty and 3 FTS, South Cerney. With training completed, he joined 3 Squadron at Kenley on November 27th 1937. Commemoration stone in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Sussex
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Cemetery:
EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Plot A. Cons. Grave 285.

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