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The Airmen's Stories - P/O N G Bowen


Nigel Greenstreet Bowen was born in October 1919, the elder son of the Reverend Herbert Patrick Bowen and his wife, Stella Maud Greenstreet.

His father was the Rector of Wallingford.

NG Bowen was educated at Christ Church Choir School and St. Edward’s School, Oxford (Tilly's House] from 1934-1938.

He joined the RAF on a short service commission in February 1939 and was posted to 266 Squadron at Sutton Bridge early in 1940.



Over Dunkirk on June 2nd Bowen damaged a Me109. On August 12th he claimed a Ju88 destroyed.

He was shot down and killed during a combat with Me109s on August 16th 1940, in Spitfire N3095, crashing in flames at Adisham.

He was 20 years old and is buried in Wallingford Cemetery, Berkshire.







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