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LTC Albert Sidney Bowen, Jr

LTC Albert Sidney Bowen, Jr

Birth
Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA
Death 23 Mar 2002 (aged 86)
Williamsburg West, James City County, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 66 Site 6886
Memorial ID 8792333 · View Source
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Commissioned a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, 22 June 1943, after completing pilot training at OCS on the west coast. During WWII he was with the Ninth Air Force, in the European Theater of Operations, piloting the A-20 & A-20G Light Bombers. He flew 65 missions during his tour of duty, of which two were on D-Day.

He received the Distinguised Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters, and 3 Commendation Medals along with many other medals during his 23 years in the Air Force.

From October of 1956 until July of 1958, he was Commander of the 69th Tactile Missile Squadron, 586th Tactical Missile Group,in Germany. When he was reassigned to the States, he became an Inspector with the USAF Deputy Inspector General. His duties included world-wide inspection of all USAF missile and space activities and functions. After retiring from the Air Force he had a second career in the Logistics Engineering field.


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Gravesite Details Interment date 4-18-2002. LT COL US Air Force. Veteran Service Dates from 03-19-1941 to 12-31-1963. Information extracted from the National Cemetery Administration's National Gravesite Locator. http://www.cem.va.gov/
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Albert Sidney Bowen, Jr (4 Jan 1916–23 Mar 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8792333, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by SBowen (contributor 46932241) .