Flight Sergeant Philip James Bowering RAAF

Crew Flight Sergeant Philip James Bowering
Service Number 416924 RAAF
Awards D.F.C
Awarded 08-12-1944
Citation None
Squadrons No.623 Squadron – No.199 (SD) Squadron
Known Movements No.12 O.T.U 13.07.1943
  No.1651 Con Unit 30.09.1943
  No.623 Squadron 09.11.1943
  No.199 (SD)Squadron 06.12.1943
  No.14 O.T.U (Instructor)
Promotions Pilot Officer 15.02.1944
  Flying Officer 15.08.1944
  Acting Flight Lieutenant 27.08.1944

  

Operations Flown with No.623 Squadron No.3 Group RAF Downham Market, Norfolk

 (Short Stirling Mk.III)

04.12.1943
Pilot
Mining (Nectarines)
EF199 IC-I

Mines planted, duty carried out. Aircraft returned safely.

Operations Flown with No.199 Squadron No.3 Group  RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk

(Short Stirling Mk.III)

02.01.1944
Pilot
Mining (Frisians)
EE910 EX-K

Position reached at 23.39hrs at 2000ft.Mines would not drop due to mechanical failure. Later tried to jettison but failed. Landed with all mines.

06.01.1944
Pilot
Mining ( SW Coast of France)
EF455 EX-D

Mines released at 21.44hrs from 5000ft. Weather very clear.

14.01.1944
Pilot
Abbeville
LK385 EX-A

Weather clear, visibility excellent. Target identified by target indicators.  Target attacked at 19.28hrs from 9000ft.

27.01.1944
Pilot
Mining (Heligoland)
LK385 EX-A

Mines laid at 19.21hrs. No cloud, visibility 5-6 miles.

31.01.1944
Pilot
AIR SEA RESCUE
Not Recorded

NOTHING SIGHTED

04.02.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
EF192 EX-J

SPECIAL MISSION

10.02.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
EE910 EX-K

SPECIAL MISSION

13.02.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
EF192 EX-J

SPECIAL MISSION

15.02.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
EF192 EX-J

SPECIAL MISSION

02.03.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
EE943 EX-E

SPECIAL MISSION

04.03.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
EE943 EX-E

SPECIAL MISSION

10.03.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
LK501 EX-H

SPECIAL MISSION

11.03.1944
Pilot
Mining  (SW Coast of France)
LK501 EX-H

Mines released 21.16hrs from 2000ft,one 15000lb sea mine hung up.

15.03.1944
Pilot
Amiens Railway Yards
EE508 EX-G

Target identified by target markers cascading at 20.59hrs. Bombs released 21.00hrs from 12,000ft. One bomb brought back technical fault.

16.03.1944
Pilot
Mining (Frisian Islands)
EF138 EX-K

Mines released 20.36hrs from 1500ft. Cloudy patches.  

21.03.1944
Pilot
Mining (Mouth of Gironde)
EF508 EX-G

Mines released 23.36hrs from  5000ft. No cloud visibility up to 1 mile, slight haze.

23.03.1944
Pilot
Laon Marshalling Yards
EF508 EX-G

Target identified by green target indicators. Target attacked at 20.05hrs from 11,000ft. Train seen leaving east out of Laon.

25.03.1944
Pilot
Mining ( Texel Islands)
EF508 EX-G

Mines released 23.05hrs from 6000ft. No cloud, good visibility, hazy above.

26.03.1944
Pilot
Mining ( SW Coast Of France)
EF192 EX-J

Mines released at 23.05hrs from 6000ft. No cloud, slight haze. All parachutes seen to open.

30.03.1944
Pilot
Special SOE Operation
LJ502 EX-L

SPECIAL OPERATION

Squadron transfers to No.100 (RCM) Group from May 1st 1944

Operations flown from North Creake, Norkolk

(Short Stirling Mk.III)

 

05.06.1944
Pilot
Special Operation D-DAY
LJ452 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

27.06.1944
Pilot
Special Operation
LJ560 EX-M

SPECIAL MISSION

28.06.1944
Pilot
Special Operation
LJ580 EX-X

SPECIAL MISSION

04.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ580 EX-X

SPECIAL MISSION

07.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

09.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

12.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

14.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

18.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

 (Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ518 EX-K

SPECIAL MISSION

20.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ520 EX-E

SPECIAL MISSION

23.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ544 EX-D

SPECIAL MISSION

24.07.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ560 EX-H

SPECIAL MISSION

07.08.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

09.08.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Window Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

11.08.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

 (Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

16.08.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ542 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

 

18.08.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ510 EX-A

SPECIAL MISSION

26.08.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ544 EX-D

SPECIAL MISSION

27.08.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ544 EX-D

SPECIAL MISSION

01.09.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

(Bomber Support Mandrel Screen)

LJ569 EX-C

SPECIAL MISSION

06.09.1944
Pilot
Special Operation

 (Bomber Support WINDOW Drop)

LJ452 EX-G

SPECIAL MISSION

Boweing Part 3

Phillip Bowering RAAF Training and movements

Boweing Part 3

Phillip Bowering’s record of service Part 1

Bowering Part 2

High praise from the 199 Squadrons commanding officer W/Cdr Bevington, however a rather barbed comment from Group Captain N Bray DFC former 199 squadron commander!