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James Lindis Cowie

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Lindis AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ42322 AWMM
    • WWII 42322 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 August 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) CromwellOtago RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs Ada Cowie (mother), Lindis Valley, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Cowie of Cromwell AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • James Cowie was the son of John Thomas Cowie and Ada Frances Annie Cowie, of Lindis Valley, Otago, New Zealand.

      This crew was among the last of 75 squadron crews reported missing from operations over Berlin. In 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen undertook a project in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery photographing all the headstones of New Zealanders buried there.

      Attended Ardgour School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
    • James Lindis Cowie was born on 10 August 1921 at Cromwell Hospital, Central Otago and was named after his uncle James Cowie, his father's brother and the local area of Lindis Crossing. Public - Marie G - Other Relative - 3 May 2015 - Family papers
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Death

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  • Death
    22 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany AWMM 27 A AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • James Lindis Cowie was my uncle, my mothers next oldest sibling. They were the middle children in a large family of 13 and grew up on a small farm in Ardgour Valley near Tarras and Cromwell in Central Otago. My mother often talked about her brother Jimmy and I named my first son in his honour. In 1982 we visited his grave at the Reichwald Forest Cemetery near Kleve on the Dutch border. It was a lovely sunny day and there were many visitors. Some stopped to talk and enquire why we were there.
    Public - Marie G - Other Relative - 3 May 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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23 November 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
29 May 2019KevinBrisbane, AustraliaOther
01 May 2017KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
03 May 2015Marie GNewcastle NSW AUSOther Relative
16 February 2015mitchtolkamer , netherlandsResearcher

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