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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)77th Pursuit Squadron20th Pursuit Group
US Air Force
  1933-1934, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1933-1938, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1934-1937, AAF MOS 1055, 77th Pursuit Squadron
  1934-1937, AAF MOS 1055, 20th Pursuit Group
  1938-1938, AAF MOS 1051, 19th Wing
 Colleges Attended 
University of IdahoUnited States Military Academy
  1926-1928, University of Idaho
  1929-1933, United States Military Academy3
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Boeing P-12  P-26 Peashooter  B-10 Martin Bomber  
  1934-1935, Boeing P-12
  1934-1937, P-26 Peashooter
  1938-1938, B-10 Martin Bomber
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