Paul Nathan Bowles

Military

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x victory 19-Apr-45. ETD (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Mountaineer
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

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End Tour of Duty (ETD)

England, UK 1945-08-04 End Tour of Duty (ETD).

Other

Promotion

Leiston IP16, UK 1945-02-01 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

E/A destroyed

Prague, Czechia 1945-04-19 Me262 destroyed Prague 19-Apr-45.

Other

Promotion

Leiston IP16, UK 1945-04-07 Promoted to Captain.

Based

Leiston 1944-09-08 - 1945-08-04 Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Crashed

Leiston IP16, UK 1944-09-22 Landing Accident Leiston/Sta 373 Cat 5 damage Lt Paul N Bowles, 22-Sep-44. P-51B 43-6566 - 363FS 357FG 8AF.
Charleston, WV, USA

Enlisted

Charleston, WV, USA 1942-06-11

Born

Kanawha County, WV, USA 1921-10-09

Died

Mason County, WA, USA 1986-10-08

Buried

Leon, WV 25123, USA Leon Cemetery Leon Mason County West Virginia USA

Revisions

Date24 Mar 2017 19:58:05
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84221201_paul_n%20bowles/details/
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bowles&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Bowles%2C+Paul+N…
The Me 262 Stormbird: From the Pilots Who Flew, Fought, and Survived It By Colin D Heaton
Fighting Hitler's Jets: The Extraordinary Story of the American Airmen Who Beat The Luftwaffe and Defeated Nazi Germany by Robert F Dorr
http://www.cebudanderson.com/262.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94284660

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:17
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / The 357th Over Europe