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Robert C Bowers Jr


Crashed at Hugena in B-17 Chatterbox #42-102502, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with


  • 42-102502 Chatterbox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 7/4/44; transferred 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Chas Jennings, Co-pilot: Styrlin Scogin, Navigator: Delmar...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville, Florida 15 November 1910
Died 25 August 1944
Buried Gainesville, FL, USA


Date Contributor Update
21 December 2020 19:58:17 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2017 10:04:40 Lucy May Changes to events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8283; Snetterton Falcons, pg 179, 187