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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  1933-1934, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School

Second Lieutenant
From Month/Year
- / 1933
To Month/Year
- / 1934
Unit
Aviation Cadet Flight School Unit Page
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Location
Randolph & Kelly Fields
Country/State
Texas
   
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 Aviation Cadet Flight School Details

Aviation Cadet Flight School
Type
Garrison - Training Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
Formal Schools and Training Courses
Strength
Formal School
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
   
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7 Members Also There at Same Time
Aviation Cadet Flight School

Spicer, Henry Russell, Maj Gen, (1933-1964) A33 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
Allen, Brooke Empie, Maj Gen, (1933-1966) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Gunn, James Alexander, Col, (1939-1967) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Hilger, John Allen, Brig Gen, (1932-1966) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Scott, Robert Lee, Brig Gen, (1927-1957) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Connally, James Thomas, Col, (1932-1945) Second Lieutenant
Lay, Beirne, Col, (1932-1952) Second Lieutenant

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