LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Noel Wilson SOWTER

Service No: 408213
Born: Scottsdale TAS, 19 December 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1941
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-265), near Benalla VIC, 4 April 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Benalla Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward William and Gertrude Sowter, of Scottsdale, Tasmania.
Roll of Honour: Scottsdale TAS
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 April 1942, Wirraway A20-265 crashed in rugged country south of Benalla and its two crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is unknown. The crew members of A20-265 were:

Leading Aircraftman James Walter Masters (416593) (Student)
Sergeant Noel Wilson Sowter (408213) (Instructor)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 110

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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