Born: 1916, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear.
Died: 17th December 1940; age: 24.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 565574.
Regiment: Royal Air Force, 61 Squadron.
Medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Medal.
Gazetted: 24th December 1940.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Isabel Cowan; husband of Lilian May Cowan, of Ipswich.
Father: George Robert Cowan, born 1885, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear.
Mother: Isabelle Cowan (nee Sanderson), born 1888, South Shields, Durham.
In November 1939, Ipswich, George married Lilian May Godsall.
17th December 1940
Aircraft: Handley Page Hampden Mk 1; serial number: X3128; code: QR-. Took off from RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire for Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Lost without trace.
(Dick) Harnett Richard Richardson; Sergeant/Navigator; age: 22; R.A.F. Dick had been married for just two weeks.
Edwin Reeve: Pilot Officer/Gunner; age: 42; R.A.F.V.R.
Arthur Joseph Patrick Casey; Sergeant; age: 18; R.A.F.