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Cowan, Willard Edwin (Lieutenant)

Prisoner of War 1918-05-16

Male Head

Birth Date: 1898-01-08 (age 92)

Born: Hamilton Wentworth County, Ontario

not found

1)Patricia Jessie Hamilton Cowan2)Ellen E Harris, 1982

Home: Luton, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, England

Service
RAF
Unit
208 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RFC)
Base
France
Rank
Flight sub-Lieutenant
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
1918-04-02: posted to 208Sqn 1918-05-16: Cowan was missing in Camel, D-9540; last seen at 500 feet, North of La Bassee, diving, apparently under control, with 2 enemy aircraft on his tail, while on an on offensive patrol. He was shot down and made a POW. He was repatriated 1918-12-30. Cowan was a pilot with the Air Transport Auxilliary during WWII

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