Bowser, George Harold, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 131X, VF-44 Crusaders
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Altoona, PA
Last Address
512 26th Ave
Altoona, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 02, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
1MW1 A 1 (memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

ENS Bowser was a pilot in VF-44 attached to USS Langley (CVL-27). He was lost in Indochina. No details are available about his death other than he was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 368925

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Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Formosa Air Battle took place between October 10 and 20, 1944, off the eastern coasts of the Ryukyu Islands, Formosa, and Luzon. It was fought by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the approaching Task Force 38 of the United States Third Fleet and was one of a series of air raids on Japan during the Pacific War. The attacks served to prevent Japanese aircraft from participating in the Battle of Leyte Gulf later that month.

The battle was one-sided, as the U.S. practically dominated the air war due to the superior training and weaponry that it possessed at that point. Japanese air power in the region was battle exhausted, giving the Americans air superiority and weakening Japan's ability to defend the Okinawa Islands in the upcoming Okinawa Campaign. However, in an effort to boost morale and to cover up th
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Dec 1, 2019
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  112 Also There at This Battle:
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Fuller, Leroy, PO1, (1941-1945)
  • McBride, Carl Edward, S2c, (1943-1947)
  • Smith, Jakie, S2c, (1943-1946)
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