Jesse Clyde Bowling

Military

Object Number - UPL 52338 - 1LT Jesse C Bowling, B24 Bomber Pilot

Jesse C Bowling named his aircraft 'Ruth Please!' after his wife Ruth.

Bowling was shot down on 19-Feb-45 on a mission over Vienna. Bowling managed to land the aircraft in Zadar.

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12177677 / O-2001884
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ruth Please!
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Crash landing

Zadar, Czech 1945-02-19 Shot down on 19-Feb-45 on a mission over Vienna. Managed to land the aircraft in Zadar.

Based

Lecce Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 15AF USAAF.

Born

Akron, OH 1921-04-06 Son of Paris C and Lillie B Bowling.

Died

Cool Ridge, WV 2005-07-19

Buried

Mountain Home National Cemetery Mountain Home, Washington County, TN 2005-07-22 Mountain Home National Cemetery Mountain Home, Washington County, Tennessee

Enlisted

Charleston, WV 1942-10-26 Charleston, West Virginia

Revisions

Date5 Oct 2021 12:55:21
ContributorJessBowling
Sources

Jesse is my Father - he was discharged with permanent rank of 1LT

Date9 Nov 2018 09:44:58
ContributorEmily
Sources

Information provided by Jim Thomas, son of Clifford Thomas who shared with me his correspondence with Jim and Sherry Bowling, children of Jesse Bowling about their father's aircraft and service.

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