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Clifford W Bowers


Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3.5 destroyed. End of War (EOW).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...


Event Location Date
Born Grant County, WI, USA 18 February 1923

Son of Clifford L and Myra V Bowers.

Lived in Dodgeville, WI, USA 1941
Enlisted Madison, WI, USA 30 November 1942
Based Wattisham 28 October 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Dümmer, Germany 26 November 1944

Me109 destroyed Osnabruck / Dümmer Lake, Germany 26-Nov-44 2Lt Clifford W Bowers.

E/A Destroyed Germany 1 January 1945

E/A shared destroyed Germany 1-Jan-45 2Lt Clifford W Bowers.

E/A Destroyed Chemnitz, Germany 14 February 1945

2 x Fw190's destroyed Chemnitz, Germany 14-Feb-45 2Lt Clifford W Bowers.

End of War (EOW) Europe May 1945

End of War (EOW).

Died Madison, WI, USA 16 June 2010


Date Contributor Update
27 May 2018 22:52:02 Colby_Bowers Changes to events

Colby Bowers

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2018 22:49:38 Colby_Bowers Changes to nickname

My name is Colby Bowers, nephew of Clifford W. Bowers

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2017 14:44:46 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:30 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list