Jack Murry Bowden

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801235
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Slidell, Louisiana, USA 15 June 1919 Son of George Allen and Rose Lucille [Crittenden] Bowden.

Enlisted

5 April 1941

Other

Baled out POW

Lubbecke, Germany 30 January 1944 Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 30 January 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Other

Discharged USAAF

3 November 1946 Honourable discharge.

Died

Denton, TX 15 October 1984

Buried

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton, Denton County, TX 18 October 1984 Odd Fellows Cemetery Denton, Denton County, Texas

Based

Prisoner of War (POW)

Kimbolton 30 January 1944 Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.