Bowser, George Harold, ENS

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Last Rank
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

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Altoona, PA
Last Address
512 26th Ave
Altoona, PA

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

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 Additional Information
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.

Service number: 368925

The information contained within this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Naval Aviator Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Sampson, NY), 205
 Duty Stations
NAS MemphisNAS PensacolaUSS Langley (CVL-27)US Navy
  1943-1944, NAS Memphis
  1944-1944, 131X, NAS Pensacola
  1944-1945, 131X, USS Langley (CVL-27)
  1944-1945, 131X, VF-44 Crusaders
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
 Colleges Attended 
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  1940-1942, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 30, 1942, WWII draft card
  Apr 16, 1944, Commissioned as Ensign
  Apr 26, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Dec 01, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
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