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Gowans, J.G., Sgt., 1944
On the Runnymede Memorial is the name of 1567621 Sergeant Joseph George Gowans, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 24/02/1944.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

Sgt. Gowans was killed when Short Stirling III EF307 OJ-E of 149 Squadron was lost on a mission to drop mines in Kiel Bay. The Stirling, along with its crew of seven, was lost without trace.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1944; W.R. Chorley; 1997; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 91 1, page 102

He is remembered in Blyth on B42.09 and B42.23 and in a Roll of Honour page 43


The CWGC entry for Sergeant Gowans

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk