Gowen, Paul R., 1st Lt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1051-Pilot - Two-Engine
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1938-1938, AAF MOS 1051, 19th Wing
Service Years
1933 - 1938
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1909
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Caldwell, Idaho
Last Address
Albrook Field, Panama

Date of Passing
Jul 11, 1938
 
Location of Interment
Canyon Hill Cemetery - Caldwell, Idaho
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Block 55; Lot 31; Space 5

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
In the Line of DutyAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, In the Line of Duty
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed soon after take-off from Albrook Field when one engine of his twin-engined bomber died and it plunged into the jungle near Paitilla Point. He was thrown from the plane and crushed by one of the motors.
His navigator and radioman survived the crash.
On Jul 31, 1941, Boise Air Base was renamed Gowen Field in his honor. It is now Gowen Field ANGB.
   
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  1933-1938, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)

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United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America between 1926 and 1941. The statutory administrative forerunner of the United States Air Force, it was renamed from the earlier United States Army Air Service on 2 July 1926 and part of the larger United States Army. The Air Corps was the immediate predecessor of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), established on 20 June 1941. Although discontinued as an administrative echelon during World War II, the Air Corps (AC) remained as one of the combat arms of the Army until 1947, when it was legally abolished by legislation establishing the Department of the Air Force. The Air Corps was renamed by the United States Congress largely as a compromise between the advocates of a separate air arm and those of the traditionalist Army high command who viewed the aviation arm as an auxiliary branch to support the ground forces. Although its members worked to promote the concept of air power and an autonomous air force between the years between the world wars, its primary purpose by Army policy remained support of ground forces rather than independent operations. On 1 March 1935, still struggling with the issue of a separate air arm, the Army activated the General Headquarters Air Force for centralized control of aviation combat units within the continental United States, separate from but coordinate with the Air Corps. The separation of the Air Corps from control of its combat units caused problems of unity of command that became more acute as the Air Corps enlarged in preparation for World War II. This was resolved by the creation of the Army Air Forces (AAF), making both organizations subordinate to the new higher echelon. The Air Corps ceased to have an administrative structure after 9 March 1942, but as "the permanent statutory organization of the air arm, and the principal component of the Army Air Forces," the overwhelming majority of personnel assigned to the AAF were members of the Air Corps.
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