2Lt Ernest N Bowser

2Lt Ernest N Bowser

Maryland, USA
Death 10 Jun 1943 (aged 27–28)
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56116019 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 19, 1945.

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Ernest served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-17E #41-2525, 31st Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Washington County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 17, 1941, prior to the war, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Inspector and also as Single, without dependents.

B-17E #41-2525, having taken of from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, was on a bombing mission to Kahill Airdrome during the war. They did not return from the mission and were assumed to have been shot down during the mission.

Ernest was declared "Missing In Action" in this mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-797255

He also has a "Cenotaph" in the River View Cemetery, Williamsport, Maryland with his family.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-17E #41-2525:

Bowser, Ernest N ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MD
Habermehl, Lawrence O ~ T/Sgt, Bombardier, UT
Hill, Lawrence E ~ S/Sgt, Asst. Engineer, CA
Mosher, Carl M ~ M/Sgt, Radio Operator, MI
Snoddy, Richard A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Sprague, Frank D ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, IA
Swanner, J Harold ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, TN
Swonsey, Frederick W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Wolff, Clifford M ~ Sgt, Asst. Radio Op, TX

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


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56116019
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Ernest N Bowser (1915–10 Jun 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56116019, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .