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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.

Service

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  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31535

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Syracuse 8/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y] Kimbolton 24/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Adams, Co-pilot: Jack Bowden, Navigator: Vince Morkus, Bombardier: Leon...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Slidell, Louisiana, USA 15 June 1919

Son of George Allen and Rose Lucille [Crittenden] Bowden.

Enlisted 5 April 1941
Based Kimbolton 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

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

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 30 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 11:27:39 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28747225
https://www.fold3.com/record/56134325-jack-bowden
https://www.fold3.com/record/618517267-jack-bowden-1919
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15212952/jack-bowden

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 11:23:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28747225
https://www.fold3.com/record/56134325-jack-bowden
https://www.fold3.com/record/618517267-jack-bowden-1919
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15212952/jack-bowden

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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