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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 1938-1938, B-10 Martin Bomber
From Year
1938
To Year
1938
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications (B-10B)

Data from United States Military Aircraft Since 1909[14]

General characteristics

* Crew: 3
* Length: 44 ft 9 in (13.6 m)
* Wingspan: 70 ft 6 in (21.5 m)
* Height: 15 ft 5 in (4.7 m)
* Wing area: 678 ft (63 m)
* Empty weight: 9,681 lb (4.391 kg)
* Loaded weight: 14,700 lb (6,680 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 16,400 lb (7,440 kg)
* Powerplant: 2 Wright R-1820-33 (G-102) "Cyclone" radials, 775 hp (578 kW) each

Performance

* Maximum speed: 213 mph (185 kt, 343 km/h)
* Cruise speed: 193 mph (167.7 kt, 310.6 km/h)
* Range: 1,240 mi (1,078 nm, 1,996 km)
* Service ceiling: 24,200 ft (7,380 m)
* Rate of climb: 1,380 ft/min (420 m/min)
* Wing loading: 21.7 lb/ft (106 kg/m)
* Power/mass: 0.105 hp/lb (173 W/kg)

Armament

* Guns: 3 .30 in (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns
* Bombs: 2,260 lb (1,030 kg)

   
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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
   
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