Staff Sergeant Jack Bowman was assigned to the 405th Bombardment Squadron, 38th Bomber Group M flying B-25’s out of New Guinea. He was given a finding of death on 2 September 1943, and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

Jack Bowman was the son of Lenna Bowman of Johnson City, TN

Aircraft B-25D-1 with serial number 41-30319 departed fron Durand Strip in New Guinea on a strike mission to Wewak in New Guinea. The right engine, fuselage and bomb-bay were seen to be on fire from ack-ack. The aircraft was seen to crash in the sea, off shore at Wewak and sink rapidly.

Crew members
Pilot, F/O John D. Blain
Co-Pilot, F/O Charles P. Wells
Navigator, S/Sgt Wiliam F. Green
Radio Gunner, S/Sgt Robert J. Capocefalo
Armorer Gunner, S/Sgt Jack Bowman

Birth: 1923
Johnson City
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1943, At Sea

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Jack’s the son of William Jacob Bowman and Lenna Robertha Hodge. His two older brothers: James W. Bowman and Elmer Ben Bowman both served in the United States Army during World War II.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of death: 2 September 1943
  • County: Washington
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 405th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Medium
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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