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Lewis B Cowherd



Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

  • St Mawgan

    Military site : airfield
    Required primarily as an RAF and USAAF transport staging post, St Mawgan was built during ...


Event Location Date
Born Kentucky, USA 1920
Lived in Shelby County, KY, USA 1942
Enlisted Bowman Field (LOU), 2815 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, USA 3 April 1942
Died St Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall TR8, UK 23 October 1943

Shortly after a night take off from RAF Saint Mawgan, en route from Florida to RAF Seething, Norfolk, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field. All 11 crew members were killed.

Buried 28 October 1943

Plot B Row 5 Grave 16
Cambridge American Cemetery
(date of interment is approximate)


Date Contributor Update
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