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Cowan, Robert Howell (Squadron Leader, RCAF)

Prisoner of War 1917-12-18

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Birth Date: 1899-04-23 (age 70)

Born: Chatham, Kent County, Ontario

George Walter Cowan & Clara Sophia Howell

Corette Kingsley Hough

Home: Eastpointe, Macomb County, Michigan, USA

Enlistment Date: 1917-01-01

Service
RAF
Unit
65 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RFC)
Base
France
Rank
2nd-Lieutenant, RAF
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
pilot
Service Numbers
70266, RFC
1917-12-06: posted to 65Sqn 1917-12-18: Cowan was made a POW when his Camel, B-2388; was last seen in general combat over Roulers on an offensive patrol. He failed to return. He was repatriated 1918-12-14.

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