COWLING, Kenneth Roy

Previous service 29th Battn.A.M.F. Plane was an Airspeed Oxford which was flying from RAAF East Sale and crashed on the rocky outcrop in Bass Strait, 80 km south of Wlisons Promontory. The four crew were killed. The Deal Island crash features in a poem in A Town at War-Sale 1939-45 published in 2015 by Marcus Hill.

Last Name
COWLING
Given Names
Kenneth Roy
Service Number
419605
Date of Birth
11/11/1923
Birth Location
Bendigo VIC.
Enlistment Date
09/09/1942
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
12/11/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 32
Intake Date
12/11/1942
Finish Date
21/04/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
23/09/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
1 OTU
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Air Accident at Deal Island
Date of Death
23/09/1943
Age
19
Cemetery / Memorial
Springvale War Cemetery Melbourne Australia
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Previous service 29th Battn.A.M.F. Plane was an Airspeed Oxford which was flying from RAAF East Sale and crashed on the rocky outcrop in Bass Strait, 80 km south of Wlisons Promontory. The four crew were killed. The Deal Island crash features in a poem in A Town at War-Sale 1939-45 published in 2015 by Marcus Hill.

Posting on Death
1 Operational Training Unit
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - COWLING Kenneth Roy - Service Number 419605 (edited-2)
1WAGS - COWLING Kenneth Roy - Service Number 419605 (edited-2)
1WAGS - COWLING Kenneth Roy - Service Number 419605 (New_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs