Veterans' Memorial Project

William Joseph Alvin Bowen

Oak Park, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1938

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Colonel

Date of Birth: 03/06/1915

Date of Death: 04/06/1944

Affiliations: Phi Delta Theta; Sophomore Baseball Manager; Sophomore Cotillion Committee; Honors Day

Lt. Col. Bowen enlisted in the Air Corps in 1938 and served with Headquarters, 318th Fighter Group. He served in Hawaii as a staff officer, fighter pilot, and an island control officer. Col. Bowen was killed while testing a new plane. He is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, Plot P Row 1 Grave 63.

-submitted by James Opolony; additional information taken from Web site above and University records

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