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SSGT Maurice Isaac Bowen, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1922
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1943
Ommen
Ommen Municipality
Overijssel, Netherlands

Maurice served as a Staff Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G #42-37830, 413th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 21, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Stock clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Maurice was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 crashed in a mid-air collision with another B-17 over Ommen, Holland during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 13135665

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-37830:

Bowen, Maurice I, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, MD
Cress, Bernard M ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CA
Ehrlich, Ben, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, GA
Fuhrman, William M, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, PA
Marks, Henry E, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Virginia
O'Rourke, Edmund J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, New York
Wren, Maurice F ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Indiana

Airmen who became POW's on B-17G #42-37830:

Brown, Wilbur H ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Fennell, Eugene L ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner
Ferrick, Francis J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Maurice Isaac Bowen (1888 - 1959)
 
 Siblings:
  Bessie Louise Bowen Eyler (1916 - 2014)*
  Frances Priscilla Bowen Schneider (1918 - 2011)*
  Maurice Isaac Bowen (1922 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wesley Cemetery
Prince Frederick
Calvert County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jun 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112583099
 

Ball Turret Gunner; B-17G; 42-37830; 96BG; 413BS; MACR-1388
- Patti Johnson
 Added: Jan. 14, 2014

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 19, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 19, 2013
 
 
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