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Philip Arthur Bowman

Military

Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • James Daniels

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW). Served also in Korea and Viet-Nam.

  • Adelbert Dorsett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    1st Lieutenant Adelbert E. Dorsett was born February 26, 1922, the son of Andrew and Grace Dorsett. His hometown was Roselle, New Jersey. He was serving as the Bombardier aboard B-24 tail #42-95091 of the 389th Bomb Group, 567th Bomb Squadron, when it...

  • Jack Griffith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Francis Lawn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Leininger

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Leone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Ernest Mitchell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Ernesto Rodriguez

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Arthur Vaughan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 #42-95091. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

Aircraft

  • 42-95091

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by Flak on the 27 May 1944 mission to the Saarbrücken, Germany marshalling yards. Pilot Edward G. Leininger (POW), Co-Pilot Francis Lawn (POW), Navigator Jack A. Griffith (POW), Bombardier Adelbert E. Dorsett (KIA), Nose gunner Philip A....

Missions

  • 373

    27 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Springfield, Missouri 22 January 1922
Lived in 1942

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Enlisted 20 July 1942

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Killed in Action (KIA) Püttlingen, Germany 27 May 1944

in the crash of B-24 #42-95091, Püttlingen, Germany

Buried 28 May 1944

in the Püttlingen cemetery, Germany

Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2020 12:48:11 ED-BB Changes to awards and events
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
German report KU-1981 (NARA)
ABMC website

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2020 08:58:35 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 5260
WWII Draft card NARA

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5260 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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