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PFC William B. McCowan
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1919
Ashland
Cass County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1944

PFC. U.S. Army, WW2-Pfc. McCowan was killed in action on 6-27-1944 while serving with the Infantry on the Island of Biak in the South Pacific. He is the son Mr. George W. & Mrs. Mary E. McCowan of Peoria, Illinois, and he attended Manual Training H.S., and was employed at the Frasco & Ciccone Grocery Store in Peoria before he enlisted on October 13, 1941. He did his training at Camp Roberts, California, and Fort Lewis, Washington. Pfc. McCowan was in Australia by March 17, 1942, and soon later was envolved in the fighting at New Guinea. Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, American Defense Medal, Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars. Footnote: His body was brought back for burial on July 10, 1948. 
 
Burial:
Parkview Cemetery
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: David C. Henderson
Record added: Sep 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59068426
PFC William B. McCowan
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