W.120  3rd Officer  Mrs Barbara Petronella Bowyer
 za-1928flag  b. 19 Sep 1917, Johannesburg SA  14 Jun 1943 to 31 Oct 1945



nee Reid 

Ed. Rosedean, S Africa, and Witwatersrand University

m. Jan 1943 in Chelsea, Sub-Lt Alan James Bowyer, an artist who served with the Royal Navy throughout the war

   this is one of his many paintings, "Squally Weather in the Channel" 


Address in 1943: 2 Manor Court, Hemus Court, London SW3

 Next-of kin changed from her husband to Mrs M Rivett-Carmac, Walnut Tree Cottage, 1 St Johns Rd, Wimbledon, then to (sister-in-law) Mrs Spreadbury, Battersea

Off sick from 7 to 23 Jan 1944 with influenza

2 accidents, neither her fault:

- 31 Jan 1944, a forced landing in a Swordfish after loss of oil pressure

- 20 Jun 1944, the rudder of her Argus was struck in mid-air by an Anson; in the subsequent forced landing the Argus turned over onto its back.

She changed her name to Cripps 27 Jan 1945:


and then when Alan Bowyer married Gladys [Brown] in October 1946, she married Mr Cripps:

ata derek cripps 1946

m. Dec 1946 in Hendon, Derek Arthur Rivers Cripps, also an ex-ATA pilot

One child, Susan, b. Jul 1947


poss m.  Jul 1957 in Middlesex, Robert G Ostler


 Download ATA Pilot Personal Record (.zip files):

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