Gowen, Paul R., 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
1938-1938, AAF MOS 1051, 19th Wing
Service Years
1933 - 1938
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Gowen, Paul R., 1st Lt.

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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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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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