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PFC Raymond J. Bowman

PFC Raymond J. Bowman

Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 18 Apr 1945 (aged 21)
Lindenau, Stadtkreis Leipzig, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Sec. 13 North, Veterans' plot, grave 482
Memorial ID 35563265 · View Source
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WWII Army Veteran Co. D, 23rd Inf. Regt., 2nd Inf. Div.
Enlisted June 21, 1943 Rochester, NY
Killed in action in Leipzig,Germany
Body returned from overseas in 1948

On April 17, 2016, the people of Leipzig honored Raymond by renaming a street nearby the apartment building, Jahnallee 61, as "Bowmanstraße", hanging a plaque on the exterior of the building, and opening an exhibition room inside. The exhibition room includes some Robert Capa photographs taken in Leipzig and the most famous one taken of Raymond entitled, "The Last Man to Die".

To see a list of Raymond's medals go to www.ww2awards.com



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  • Maintained by: Joan Frost
  • Originally Created by: Richard Weston
  • Added: 5 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35563265
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Raymond J. Bowman (2 Apr 1924–18 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35563265, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Joan Frost (contributor 47578762) .