HINES, JOHN F., Staff Sergeant, # 32397027, USAAF
POSYPHALLA, A. R., Staff Sergeant, # 16047094, USAAF
BOWMAN, ESTIL ARTHUR, JR., Staff Sergeant, # 18081429, USAAF
Estil A. Bowman Jr. was born on 2 February 1921 in Dallas, Texas, to Estil “Ertie” A. Bowman (1895-1973) (MO) and Nell “Nellie” Norienne (Monday) Bowman (1896-1973) (TX) (married 9 November 1919, Kaufman, TX). A brother was Benjamin Hampton Bowman (1922-1996).
He registered for the WWII draft on 16 February 1942, resided at 714 Parkmont, Dallas, Texas, was a student in the University of Texas, and described himself as 6’ ½”, 180 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Dallas, Texas, on 27 April 1942. He was trained and sent overseas to India. Assigned to India, he died 12 September 1944. His remains and those of the other crewmen were recovered from the American military cemetery at Barrackpore, India, and were buried in a group ceremony in the Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas (Sec. 2, Grave 1786).
His father, born 18 March 1895, served in the U.S. Army, during WW I, from 6 December 1917 to 15 March 1919. He died 22 March 1973 and is buried in the Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.
His brother, Benjamin H. Bowman, born 18 August 1922, served in the U.S. Navy from 13 July 1942 to 5 January 1946. He died 21 October 1996 in Plano, Collins Co., Texas.