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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:409081
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth:10 July 1920
Place of Birth:Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death:10 June 1944 (Aged 23 years)
Units:No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 65 Squadron, RAF †
No. 231 Squadron, RAF
No. 41 Operational Training Unit, RAF
No. 57 Operational Training Unit, RAF



19 July 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 1 Initial Training School, RAAF.
13 September 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
18 September 1941Posted to No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Benalla.
15 November 1941Posted to No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Deniliquin.
2 April 1942Promoted to Pilot Officer.
18 April 1942Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
16 May 1942Embarked at Sydney.
14 August 1942Disembarked United Kingdom.
29 August 1942Posted to No. 5 Advanced Flying Unit, RAF.
22 September 1942Posted to No. 57 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
2 October 1942Promoted to Flying Officer.
18 November 1942Posted to Aircrew Reselection Wing, RAF.
8 December 1942Posted to No. 41 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
23 June 1943Posted to No. 231 Squadron, RAF.
28 January 1944Posted to No. 65 Squadron, RAF.
2 April 1944Promoted to Temporary Flight Lieutenant.
10 June 1944 †Mustang FB160: Aircraft crashed while attacking motor transports near Domfront.

Burial Details

Grave:V. F. 15.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, ANDERSON THOMAS ROBERT BOWDEN : Service Number - 409081 : Date of birth - 10 Jul 1920 : Place of birth - WARRNAMBOOL VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - ANDERSON J, A9300, ANDERSON T R B.

Record updated on 8 October 2017.


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