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42-110142

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 PAUL BOWERS

Contributor - Barry A. Bowers
My Father, Paul Bowers (standing center), was an Army Air Force Navigator in the 13th Air Force, 307th Group, 370th Squadron which was part of the "Long Rangers". He flew 45 missions on RUDE NUDE from the spring of 1944 to 1945. Another plane he flew on was FRENISI (42-40323), famous as the first plane in their outfit to fly 100 missions. He also flew on several B-25 missions. He was 22 when he went overseas and flew from Texas, (where they trained and I was born) to San Diego, then across the Pacific to the Philippines, alone. He must have had a feel for math & numbers because he later became a high school math teacher.

Standing (L-R)
Engineer - J. MacDonald 
Pilot - James Hobstetter
Navigator - Paul Bowers
Co-Pilot - Ted Brooks
Tail Gunner -??
Kneeling (L-R)
Ball Turret Gunner - Bill Tucker
Bombardier - Harry Walters
Asst. Eng./Waist Gunner - Harry Finch
Radio Operator - Marcoux

Info Contributor - Al Blue
MACR 7083 is in ERROR! 42-110142 was never in the 492nd BG.
The #142 lost by the 492nd on 20 Jun 44 was 44-40142, 5Z:K, named SKNAPPY. 
Possible confusion with 42-110152 or 42-110143 which were lost by the same Group on the same mission.

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