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John Bowan

Military

John Bowan was lost over the English Channel on 25 March 1944. His aircraft was lost 6 miles from the North Coast of France, all six members of the crew managed to escape the aircraft, but only the pilot and co-pilot were rescued three days later.

Service

People

  • Walter Milne

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | 386th Bomb Group
    Walter Milne was "best buddies" with Charles Powers, John Bowan and Woodrow van Damme.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31775 The Minute Man

    B-26 Marauder
    Lost on 25 March 1944, 6 miles from the North Coast of France, all six members of the crew managed to escape the aircraft, but only the pilot and co-pilot were rescued three days later. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Missing in Action (MIA) 25 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2018 15:00:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces" Vol. 2, Bishop & Hey

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide

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