Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. J R Cowsill

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James Roy Cowsill, of Muncaster, Cumberland joined the RAFVR about August 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his flying training and was serving with 56 Squadron at North Weald in June 1940.

On 13th July he damaged a Ju87 which crash-landed on the beach at Cap Griz Nez. Following this action Cowsill was shot down in Hurricane I N2432, probably by Fw. John of 4/JG51 into the Channel two miles off St. Margarets Bay. A MTB set off immediately to the spot but only found a small piece of wreckage bearing the aircraft serial number.

Cowsill was 20 years old and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 13.

 

 

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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