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 Buford I. Bowen

Buford I. Bowen

Death 7 Aug 1944 (aged 23)
Burial Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, USA
Plot Tr 37 Gr 157
Memorial ID 38723322 · View Source
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Buford was a 2nd Lt and later a 1st Lt in the United States Army 9th Air Force, the 394th Bomb Group, 585 Bomb Squadron.. He was killed in France on 7 Aug 1944-- possibly in the 585 crash in the vicinity of Lisieux, The plane immediately burst into flames. Their bombing mission was to bomb the bridge at Nogent-sur-Seine.

The 394 had over 200 B-26 marauders assigned to it and they flew B-26's until after the war ended.
Also killed in the loss of the B-26B Marauder, tail No. 42-96221, was Staff Sgt. Ralph C. Weting, whose memorial is on Find-a-Grave at 115790338.

  • Created by: Ed Smith
  • Added: 25 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38723322
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Buford I. Bowen (18 Sep 1920–7 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38723322, citing Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, USA ; Maintained by Ed Smith (contributor 47100545) .