Bowerman, Robert Clarke, 1st Lt

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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
1952-1952, AAF MOS 1051, 315th Troop Carrier Wing
Service Years
1951 - 1952
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Aberdeen
Last Address
South Korea

Casualty Date
Oct 16, 1952
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Courts of the Missing Court 8

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 1952-1952, C-46 Commando
From Year
1952
To Year
1952
   
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 C-46 Commando Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando was an American transport aircraft originally designed for commercial use although it was primarily used during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces; the Navy/Marine Corps version was known as the R5C. Also known to the men who flew them as "The Whale," or even more irreverently as the "Curtiss Calamity," [2] the C-46 served a similar role as its counterpart, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but was not quite as famous or as extensively produced.

Postwar, C-46s were briefly used in their original role as passenger airliners, but the glut of surplus C-47s dominated the marketplace with the C-46 soon relegated to a secondary status. However, the C-46 was adopted as a rugged cargo aircraft for northern and remote locations with its service life extended into the 21st Century.


Model Curtiss-Wright C-46A Commando
Length 76.44 ft | 23.30 m
Width 78.54 ft | 23.94 m
Height 21.75 ft | 6.63 m
Engine(s) 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51 Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial engines generating 2,000hp of thrust each.
Empty Weight 30,001 lbs | 13,608 kg
MTOW 55,997 lbs | 25,400 kg
Max Speed 269 mph | 433 km/h | 234 kts
Max Range 1,199 miles | 1,930 km
Ceiling 27,559 ft | 8,400 m | 5.2 miles
Climb Rate Not Available
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 4
Operators the United States of America

   
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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2018
   
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  20 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Arnold, Berle, MSgt, (1950-1970)
  • Greene, James, A2C, (1952-1956)
  • Harmening, Fred, TSgt, (1940-1970)
  • Hutchinson, Ronald, A1C, (1950-1953)
  • Jones, Will, SSgt, (1951-1955)
  • Pentecost, Eldon, CMSgt, (1949-1972)
  • Wadiak, Eugene, A1C, (1951-1955)
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