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Alexander John Fowler

Earlier photos show him with "O" for Observer, so this was probably taken later in the war.

AJ Fowler

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander John AWMM
  • Surname
    Fowler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ422654 AWMM
    • WWII 422654 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alexander Fowler was the son of Robert Bruce Fowler and Margaret Fowler, of Middlemarch, Otago, New Zealand.

      Lost on his 4th operation with 487 Squadron , but Fowler had also flown 7 operations with 214 Squadron and 14 operations with 161 Squadron, RAF.

      On his last mission he was the Navigator

      Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM
    • The above information is pretty close, but not exactly correct. AJ Fowler flew 9 operations with 214 Squadron, and 13 with 161 Squadron. He completed 4 operations with 487 Squadron, and was lost on his 5th. This information is taken from his logbook, where all operations are listed. He was a navigator all the way through. Public - Jonathan - Other relative - 21 November 2020 - The information comes from AJ Fowler's logbook.
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Death

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  • Death
    22 February 1945 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    Date of Birth 18 June 1924 Public - Jonathan Bruce - Other relative - 30 March 2016 - Family history, written by his older brother Duncan (who also served in the war)
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM 13. F. 7. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2107639
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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

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21 November 2020JonathanAnaheimOther relative
30 March 2016Jonathan BruceAnaheim, CaliforniaOther relative
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