LEST WE FORGET

Air Cadet Robin Overton BOWRON

Service No: Unknown
Born: Timaru, New Zealand, 15 November 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 February 1940 (at Parafield SA)
Unit: No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, Parafield SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School Metal Moth aircraft A7-72), near Salisbury SA, 19 March 1940, Aged 19 Years
Cremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry Overton Bowron and Adelaide Ruby Bowron, of Heidelberg
Roll of Honour: Heidelberg VIC
Remembered: Victorian Cremation Memorial
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 March 1940, Moth A7-72 crashed three miles from Salisbury, South Australia, at the start of a cross country training flight and both crew members were killed:

The crew members of A7-72 were:

Air Cadet Robin Overton Bowron (Trainee Pilot)
Flying Officer Charles Cox (Instructor Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/54

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