ROWE, John Lewis

Rowe had considerable experience as a pilot with A- and B- Class pilot certificates. Rowe proved to be a hard working flight commander with the welfare of his men very much at heart. He took his first operational flight on the 1st November 1943.

Last Name
ROWE
Given Names
John Lewis
Service Number
402207
Date of Birth
22/06/1915
Birth Location
Cowra N.S.W
Enlistment Date
24/06/1940
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
25/07/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 3
Intake Date
25/07/1940
Finish Date
07/10/1940
To
CFS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
19/01/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
79 SQN
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Operations
Missing ferry flight [Spitfire] with eight American fighters between Horn Island and Port Moresby. The Spitfire disappeared.
Date of Death
19/01/1944
Age
28
Cemetery / Memorial
Port Moresby Memorial
Notes

Rowe had considerable experience as a pilot with A- and B- Class pilot certificates. Rowe proved to be a hard working flight commander with the welfare of his men very much at heart. He took his first operational flight on the 1st November 1943.

Posting on Death
79 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - ROWE John Lewis - Service Number 402207 (Group_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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