TSgt Miles L Rowe

TSgt Miles L Rowe

Idaho, USA
Death 2 Nov 1943 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Miles served as a Technical Sergeant & Crew Member on B-25D "Fifi" #41-30311, 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Power County, Idaho prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 30, 1940, prior to the war, in Garland, Utah. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of automobiles and also as Single, without dependents.

Miles was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-25 was hit by intense anti-aircraft fire from a Japanese cruiser. Their stabilizer was shot off, and the left wing outer wing, causing them to crash upside down into Simpson Harbor, south of Lakunai Airfield and due west of Matupi Island during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart.

Service # 19010433


Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30311:

Bunce, Howard R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CT
Chamberlain, George H ~ S/Sgt, Crew, NY
Murphy, Robert E ~ 2nd Lt, Crew, FL
Rowe, Miles L ~ T/Sgt, Crew, ID
Wilkins, Raymond H ~ Maj, Pilot, VA ~ "MOH"
Raymond received the "Medal Of Honor"

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



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Miles L Rowe (1922–2 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56763155, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .