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Donald R Bowie

Military

Shot down 26 February 1943 in B-24 41-23777 'Maisey'. Killed in Action.
NY Times war correspondent Robert Post was aboard and was also Killed in Action.

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23777 Maisie

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-5-CO 41-23777 was assigned to the 44th Bomb Group/66 Bomb Squadron at Shipdham, UK. On 26-Feb-43 the aircraft was despatched to bomb the shipyards at Bremen, Germany but the target was obscured by clouds so the aircraft diverted to the secondary...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jackson, NH, USA
Killed in action 26 February 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16067, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 81,  The 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp. p. 52-54, The Writing 69th  by Jim Hamilton p. 156,

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