W/O B K Mc Gowan RAF Air Gunner/2nd Engineer.


W/O B K Mc Gowan RAF Air Gunner/2nd Engineer.

39-45 Star / Atlantic Star / Burma Star with Pacific Bar / 39-45 War Medal.

RAF Navigator’s,Air Bombers and Air Gunners Log book – 12/43 – 25/7/46.
Qualified on Catalina Aircraft.. firstly bas a gunner and then as an Engineer.
His entire service across many theatres was devoted to the same aircraft type.
Service Mainly 191 Sqdn
The squadron was re-formed on 13 May 1943 at Korangi Creek, India. The squadron operated the Consolidated Catalina to patrol the Persian Gulf and the western Indian Ocean. The squadron moved to Red Hills Lake, India in November 1944. The Catalina’s continued to carry out anti-submarine patrols and meteorological flights. The squadron disbanded on the 15 June 1945 at RAF Koggala, Ceylon.


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