Earl (also spelled as Earle) Arthur Powers was the son of Arthur Sevier Powers and Mary Elena Knox. Husband of Norma Frances Harrison and father of Kenneth Powers.
Captain Powers was killed in an plane crash near Elkins in West Virginia. He had participated in more than 50 bomber missions overseas.
Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 31 – Officials at Wright Field today announced the names of the army fliers killed in the crash of a two-motored cargo plane 31 miles south of Elkins, W.Va., late Saturday. Those killed were Capt. Earl A. Powers, 34, Onley, Va., pilot and First Lt. John B. Bowen, 27, Prairie Creek, Ind.
- Rank: Captain
- Date of birth: 20 March 1908
- Date of death: 29 January 1944
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Athens
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
- Burial/Memorial Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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