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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:407614
Rank:Pilot Officer
Date of Birth:12 May 1911
Place of Birth:Angaston, SA, Australia
Date of Death:22 July 1942 (Aged 31 years)
Units:No. 2 Squadron, RAAF
No. 6 Squadron, RAAF
No. 7 Squadron, RAAF
No. 32 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
General Reconnaissance School, RAAF



7 December 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
8 December 1940Posted to No. 1 Initial Training School, RAAF.
1 February 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
6 February 1941Posted to No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Parafield.
7 April 1941Posted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Point Cook.
25 July 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
4 August 1941Posted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF, Laverton.
6 October 1941Posted to the General Reconnaissance School, RAAF, Laverton.
8 December 1941Posted to No. 6 Squadron, RAAF.
28 January 1942Promoted to Pilot Officer.
2 February 1942Posted to No. 7 Squadron, RAAF.
22 April 1942Posted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
9 May 1942Posted to No. 32 Squadron, RAAF.
22 July 1942 †Hudson A16-201: Aircraft was shot down by Zeros while shadowing Japanese shipping north of Buna.

Burial Details

Grave:Coll. grave B7. 21-24.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 11½ inches 181.61 cm
Weight: 157 lbs 71.21 kg
Chest Measurement: 32 inches 81.28 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
World War 2 Nominal Roll


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, COWAN WARREN FRANK : Service Number - 407614 : Date of birth - 12 May 1911 : Place of birth - ANGASTON SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE SA : Next of Kin - COWAN W, A9300, COWAN W F.

Record updated on 1 April 2018.


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