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Hugh C Bowers

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into North Sea in B-17 Due Back #42102632

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102632 Due Back

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 1/4/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-B] Rattlesden 22/4/44; Missing in Action Ausum A/Fd, Ger 27/8/44 with Hugh Bowers, Co-pilot: Jim Doster, Navigator: George Pasvanis, Bombardier: Leonard Moore, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buckroe Beach, Hampton, VA, USA 2 October 1920
Died 27 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2014 22:22:39 Pilotson2 Changes to highest rank, events and media associations
Sources

Information supplied by Christopher C. Bowers, second son of 1st Lt. Hugh C. Bowers

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2014 22:03:57 Pilotson2 Changes to nickname
Sources

Information supplied by Christopher Bowers, second son of 1st Lt. Hugh C. Bowers

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8458 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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