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Elmer O Bowers

Military

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1.5 destroyed. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Duisberg, Germany. After combat with enemy fighters, seen to be streaming smoke from engine, crashed near Duisburg on 19-Sep-44 in P-51D 44-13822 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9015.

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13822

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Duisberg, Germany. After combat with enemy fighters, seen to be streaming smoke from engine, crashed near Duisburg on 19-Sep-44 in P-51D 44-13822 Pilot 1Lt Elmer O...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, PA, USA 15 October 1918

Son of James O and Susan M Bowers.

Lived in Bristol, PA 19007, USA 1941
Enlisted Bucks County, PA, USA July 1942
Based Honington 1944 – 19 September 1944

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 20 June 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed Duisburg, Germany 19 September 1944

1.5 E/A destroyed Duisburg Area, Germany.

Died Duisburg, Germany 19 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Duisberg, Germany. After combat with enemy fighters, seen to be streaming smoke from engine, crashed near Duisburg on 19-Sep-44 in P-51D 44-13822 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9015.

Buried 1945

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2017 15:51:51 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/529856444_elmer_o%20bowers/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763755/?terms=Elmer%20O%20Bowers
https://www.fold3.com/image/28669540
https://www.fold3.com/image/131775512/?terms=Elmer%20O%20Bowers
https://www.abmc.gov/node/544149#.WLBVAk1XUnU
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_364.php
http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories/doc/usaf.aerial.victory.credits-wwi...
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ar...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9020576

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 11:04:19 Lucyd Changes to middlename, service number and events
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/544149#.VlWVbr9c_tE

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9015

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