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Robert F Gower 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
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36312691 1
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Cp Grant Illinois 1
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310thbG,379thBS, S/Sgt Robert Gower, B-25 Combat Radio/Gunner

Sardinia

Robert;  21 May, 1943 310th BG, 379th BS, B-25 MTO Shot-Down / POW

379th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # 94: So with a very quick briefing and preparation 24 planes of the group were up and winging their way toward Villacidro A/D in Sardinia. The results were very good with 10 to 15 E/A parked in the NE corner well covered. Intense heavy flak was encountered over the target and the formation returned minus two crews. Lt. McCormick of the 380th was hit by flak over the target and exploded in mid-air. The 379th was also very unfortunate, for Lt. G. C. Beachum’s ship met a similar fate. Our new Sq. Commanding Officer, Capt. Heston C. Daniel, after having recently attained his ambition, was among those lost. Those observing the unfortunate incident say that the right wing was shot off and the ship spun to earth. Although three parachutes were seen to open, it is undetermined as to who was able to leave the doomed plane. Some think that two of the chutes might have been S/Sgts. Dalmaso and Gower, gunner and radio-man respectively, of Lt. J. D. Lindh’s crew. These two men bailed out over the target evidently thinking their ship had been hit because of the violent evasive action their pilot had to employ. The entire personnel of the squadron grieve the loss of Lt. G.C. Beachum and his crew, also Capt. Heston C. Daniel’s mis-fortune, for he was very well liked and respected.

McCormick, Robert J., II, 1Lt, pilot, 380th BS

Robert F Gower

Portland, Oregon

Robert Gower;  1916-2002

Robert Gower: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Jefferson City News-Tribune (MO) - Saturday, March 9, 2002
Deceased Name: Robert Gower
Robert Gower, 85, Portland, died March 6, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center.
He was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Peoria, Ill., a son of Robert S. and Maud Brown Gower. He was married to Doris Gower, who survives.
He worked as a laborer in the construction field. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Portland.
Survivors include: two sisters, Betty Parry, Sarasota, Fla., and Barbara Parks, Peoria.
Graveside services with full military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Portland Cemetery. The Rev. Seamus Doyle will officiate.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Portland, Mo. 65067.
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World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 36312691  36312691  
NAME GOWER#ROBERT#F##########  GOWER#ROBERT#F##########  
RESIDENCE: STATE 61  ILLINOIS  
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 143  PEORIA  
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 6112  CP GRANT ILLINOIS  
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 20  20  
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01  01  
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42  42  
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT#  Private  
GRADE: CODE 8  Private  
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI#  Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA  
BRANCH: CODE 00  Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA  
FIELD USE AS DESIRED #  #  
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5  Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency,
plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law  
LONGEVITY ###  ###  
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0  Civil Life  
NATIVITY 61  ILLINOIS  
YEAR OF BIRTH 16  16  
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1  White, citizen  
EDUCATION 4  4 years of high school  
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 072  Retail managers  
MARITAL STATUS 6  Single, without dependents  
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7  Selectees (Enlisted Men)  
CARD NUMBER #  #  
BOX NUMBER 1063  1063  
FILM REEL NUMBER 5.125  5.125  
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Records of World War II Prisoners of War
SERIAL NUMBER 36312691  36312691  
NAME  GOWER ROBERT F  GOWER ROBERT F  
GRADE, ALPHA S SG  Staff Sergeant  
GRADE CODE 4  Major or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Director of nurses or Director of dietitians or Director of physical therapy aides or Staff Sergeant or Technician 3d Grade or Lt. Commander or Petty Officer, 2nd Class  
SERVICE CODE 1  ARMY  
ARM OR SERVICE AC  Air Corps  
ARM OR SERVICE CODE 20  AC: AIR CORPS  
DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 21  21  
DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 05  05  
DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 3  1943  
RACIAL GROUP CODE 1  WHITE  
STATE OF RESIDENCE 61  Illinois  
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION 216  Bombardment, Medium  
PARENT UNIT NUMBER 0310  0310  
PARENT UNIT TYPE 06  Group/Regiment/Commands/System  
AREA 98  North African Theatre: Italy  
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 22  22  
LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 09  09  
LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 4  1944  
SOURCE OF REPORT 1  Individual has been reported through sources considered official.  
STATUS 7  Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated  
DETAINING POWER 1  GERMANY  
CAMP 016  Stalag 344 Lansdorf (Formerly STG 8B) Silesia 50-17  
REP       
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