Wayne Houston Bowers was born in Hampton, Tennessee, the son of Emmert Houston Bowers and Celia Isabella Peters.

He Died non Battle

Aircraft B-25H with serial number 43-5068 departed Borinquen, P.R. on a ferry mission to Waller Field, Trinidad and failed to arrive at destination. Whereabouts of aircraft or crew is unknown. The crewmembers arrived at the station per par. 2, Operations Order #149, Headquarters 558th AAF Base Unit, Nashville, Tennessee, dated 3 August 1944. Lt. Sheehan and T/Sgt Mason were to return to their Home station, Nashville, Tennessee, upon completion of delivery of aircraft. Lt. Vogeler, Lt. Bowers and Cpl McGregor were assigned to Rotation Project #1. Shipment ATC 453, and were to report to their new duty station overseas for PCS: Organization of Lt. Sheehan and T/Sgt Mason is 20th Ferrying Group, Nashville, Tennessee. The only organization known for Lt. Bowers, Lt. Vogeler, and Cpl. McGregor is above mentioned Shipment #.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Wayne H. Bowers
Co-Pilot, 1st Lt Elwin A. Vogeler
Navigator, 1st Lt James C. Sheehan
Engineer, Cpl Charles C. McGregor
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Paul L. Mason

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 February 1916
  • Date of death: 7 August 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Army Air Corps
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: East Coast Memorial, New York, NY
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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