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LTC Forrest Patty Dowling Jr.

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LTC Forrest Patty Dowling Jr.

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death
3 May 1955 (aged 38)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot
Sec: 05 Lot: 90 SE1/2 Grave: 01
Memorial ID
93838213 View Source

LTC FORREST PATTE DOWLING, JR.

F. P. DOWLING RITES SET FOR FRIDAY

Military services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Matthew's Cathedral-Episcopal, 5100 Ross, for Forrest Patte Dowling, 39,former traffic manager in Dallas for Braniff International Airways and World War II pilot for the British Royal Air Force.

Dowling died Tuesday in Oklahoma City, Okla. after a heart attack. He was living there at the time of his death. Also a veteran of the Korean War, he received his discharge from the Air Force Reserve in 1953 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Dowling had been associated with his father, F. P. Dowling, Sr., in an Oklahoma City real estate firm the last 16 months.

He was born in Dallas and lived here until 1923 when he first moved to Oklahoma. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

He came back to Dallas to join Braniff and in 1940 went to England to become an RAF pilot. Serving with the Eagle Squadron of American volunteers, Dowling flew 130 combat missions against the Luftwaffe.

When Dowling had been with the squadron only 10 days, a Nazi Messerschmitt fighter shot up his plane and injured him slightly while on a mission over Northern France. He maneuvered his plane back to England and landed in a field. Wire services then said the British termed it a fine piece of flying.

Dowling was later awarded the Order of the British Empire and the Battle of Britain Medal. He served 32 months overseas with the RAF and the American Eighth Air Force.

During the Korean War, Dowling flew 268 combat missions. He was awarded two Oak Leaf Clusters for an Air Medal won during World War II and was awarded a Presidential Citation.

Dean Gerald G. Moore of St. Matthew's will be in charge of services and burial wll be in Oakland Cemetery. The 136th Fighter-Bomber Wing of the Texas Air National Guard will be in charge of the military rites.

His English wife, Diane, a former WAAF section officer, survives.

Also surviving is a brother, Dr. W. J. Dowling of Oklahoma City.

Dallas Morning News
Transcribed by Carol Moore
May 6, 1955
Dallas, Texas
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LTC FORREST PATTE DOWLING, JR.

F. P. DOWLING RITES SET FOR FRIDAY

Military services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Matthew's Cathedral-Episcopal, 5100 Ross, for Forrest Patte Dowling, 39,former traffic manager in Dallas for Braniff International Airways and World War II pilot for the British Royal Air Force.

Dowling died Tuesday in Oklahoma City, Okla. after a heart attack. He was living there at the time of his death. Also a veteran of the Korean War, he received his discharge from the Air Force Reserve in 1953 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Dowling had been associated with his father, F. P. Dowling, Sr., in an Oklahoma City real estate firm the last 16 months.

He was born in Dallas and lived here until 1923 when he first moved to Oklahoma. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

He came back to Dallas to join Braniff and in 1940 went to England to become an RAF pilot. Serving with the Eagle Squadron of American volunteers, Dowling flew 130 combat missions against the Luftwaffe.

When Dowling had been with the squadron only 10 days, a Nazi Messerschmitt fighter shot up his plane and injured him slightly while on a mission over Northern France. He maneuvered his plane back to England and landed in a field. Wire services then said the British termed it a fine piece of flying.

Dowling was later awarded the Order of the British Empire and the Battle of Britain Medal. He served 32 months overseas with the RAF and the American Eighth Air Force.

During the Korean War, Dowling flew 268 combat missions. He was awarded two Oak Leaf Clusters for an Air Medal won during World War II and was awarded a Presidential Citation.

Dean Gerald G. Moore of St. Matthew's will be in charge of services and burial wll be in Oakland Cemetery. The 136th Fighter-Bomber Wing of the Texas Air National Guard will be in charge of the military rites.

His English wife, Diane, a former WAAF section officer, survives.

Also surviving is a brother, Dr. W. J. Dowling of Oklahoma City.

Dallas Morning News
Transcribed by Carol Moore
May 6, 1955
Dallas, Texas
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FORREST P DOWLING
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LT COL US AIR FORCE
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