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


Nigel Greenstreet Bowen, the elder son of the Rector of St Mary's, Wallingford, Berkshire was born in October 1919 and educated at Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford and afterwards St Edward's School, Oxford.

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 Me109’s 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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