Pilot Officer Lloyd Douglas Bowman was a crew member of a Boston III light attack bomber # Z-2283 (also known in US Forces as the Douglas A-20 Havoc) that failed to return from a mission on 10 June 1942 and presumed lost to enemy action. Three other crew members were lost as well, two RAF and another RCAF crew member that was an American from New Jersey. Bowman was from Midland, Ontario. All four have no known grave and their names are found on the Runnymede Memorial. They were members of the 107th RAF Squadron.
Huronia Museum wishes to acknowledge the generosity of Andy Fraser of Hawkstone, ON and L.D. Bowman of Coldwater, ON for all their assistance and generosity in seeing these objects coming to the collections of Huronia Museum.
The silver cross with ribbon was given to Bowman’s mother, Levinia Bowman. The silver cross with bar was given to his wife, Ethel.
Bowman’s flight log
Consolation card from the KIng
Bowman’s uniform badges
photographs by Huronia Museum Communications Volunteer William J. Gibson