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 Aircraft Accident, Gladiator I K7935 from 2 Anti Air Cooperation Unit RAF collided with a barrage balloon at Portsmouth and crashed at Gosport
Additional
Information:
Son of Capt. Alan Stafford Bowyer, of Durban, South Africa. Born Durban. Educated Durban High School. 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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