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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  1934-1937, AAF MOS 1055, 77th Pursuit Squadron

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From Month/Year
- / 1934
To Month/Year
- / 1937
Unit
77th Pursuit Squadron Unit Page
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Location
Barksdale Field, Bossier City
Country/State
Louisiana
   
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 77th Pursuit Squadron Details

77th Pursuit Squadron
Type
Combat - Fighter Units
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Pursuit Units
Strength
Not Specified
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
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