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Jesse C Bowling


Jesse C Bowling named his aircraft Ruth Please! after his wife Ruth.

Bowling was shot down on 19 February 1945 on a mission over Vienna. Bowling managed to land the aircraft in Zadar.



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Units served with

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...


  • 42-51161 Ruth Please!

    B-24 Liberator
    Ruth Please! was named for Ruth Bowling, wife of its Pilot Jesse C Bowling Sr ...

Associated Place

  • Lecce

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Crash landing Zadar


Date Contributor Update
09 November 2018 09:44:58 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Information provided by Jim Thomas, son of Clifford Thomas who shared with me his correspondence with Jim and Sherry Bowling, children of Jesse Bowling about their father's aircraft and service.