M.---  2nd Officer Francis Dawson "Chief" Bowhan 

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  b. 30 Apr 1901, Elgin, Kansas 14 Aug 1940 to 2 Oct 1940 

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m. 1921 (divorced, remarried 1934) Charlotte [Blair]

prev. a racing, joy-ride and test pilot

Address in 1940: Pawhuska, Osage, Oklahoma

ATA Contract Terminated 2 Oct 1940

The ATA's Administration Officer wrote to him: "You called here yesterday afternoon with a Medical Certificate to the effect that you were unfit for duty and I instructed you to take it to the Chief Instructor and collect my letter, which you did not do.

As a result of this failure to obey instructions in addition to the complaints about you referred to in my letter, the Minister of Aircraft Production has decided that you are unsuitable for the duty for which you were brought to this country"

d. 23 Apr 1944 - Kansas City, MO

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Buried Pawhuska City Cemetery


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