Flying Officer Harry Alexander Lowe

Flying Officer Harry Alexander Lowe

Birth
Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 13 Jul 1945 (aged 20)
Bamfield, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
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Memorial ID 18428109 · View Source
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On 13 July 11 1945 RCAF Squadron’s Consolidated B-24L Liberator GR.VIII (#11121) aircraft, with an aircrew of seven, took off from RCAF Patricia Bay, British Columbia on a cross country training flight. Along the way, two stops were made: one in RCAF Comox, the other in RCAF Tofino, where the Liberator took on seven passengers before the homeward flight back to Patricia Bay. Encountering dense low cloud, the aircraft flew into the side of a mountain 7 miles East-South-East of Bamfield—all seven aircrew and all seven passengers perished in the crash. The search for the downed aircraft began immediately, but it wasn’t until 17 Jul 1945, four days later, that the search party was able to reach the crash site.

The three RCAF-WD servicewomen and the eleven RCAF servicemen who perished in this accident were-
RCAF-WD Sergeant Pamela Gladys BENNETT,
RCAF-WD Corporal Nora JOHNSON,
RCAF-WD Leading Aircraftwoman Margaret MANN,
RCAF Warrant Officer Class I Victor Gilbert CROSSON,
RCAF Flying Officer William Edward DAVIES,
RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald William HOPE,
RCAF Corporal William HRYSKO,
RCAF Corporal Norman Marshall JOHNSON,
RCAF Leading Aircraftman Raymond Valentine KITELEY,
RCAF Flying Officer Harry Alexander LOWE,
RCAF Flying Officer Robert Joseph MARTELLO,
RCAF Flying Officer Nicholas Maxwell POPOVICH,
RCAF Warrant Officer Class II Joseph Bertrand Raymond PRESSE and
RCAF Leading Aircraftman Lloyd Henry TULL.

Military Service-
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: J/47850
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 11 RCAF Squadron, Bomber Reconnaissance; RCAF Patricia Bay, British Columbia

A dairy man by trade (Stoney Creek Dairy), residing on Federal Avenue in Eastdale, Ontario, Canada, he enlisted in the RCAF on 2 Sept 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario.

Son of Alexander and Mary Cecilia (née Wilkinson) Lowe of Federal Avenue in Eastdale [father born in England; mother born in Scotland]; bother of Robert B., Ronald W. and Brian P.

Flying Officer Harry Alexander Lowe is commemorated on Page 535 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.


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  • Maintained by: SJB Hearn
  • Originally Created by: International Wargraves Photography Project
  • Added: 15 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18428109
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Flying Officer Harry Alexander Lowe (15 Mar 1925–13 Jul 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18428109, citing Ottawa Memorial, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by SJB Hearn (contributor 46864594) .