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 born in Johnson City, Washington County, TN in 1923. Son of William Jacon Bowman and Lenna Robertha Hodge. His two brothers, James W. Bowman and Elmer Ben Bowman both served in the United States Army during World War II.

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

  • 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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