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William R Gower


Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17 #42-29886 'Scheherazade. ' Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29886 "Scheherazade"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Selfridge 16/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-H] Kimbolton 23/4/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Harry Moses, Co-pilot: Sam Giorgianni, Navigator: Bill Lordan,...


Event Location Date
Born Graniteville, Massachusetts, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 29 January 1944
Died 29 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2871 / MACR 2871, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database