Father: Wilbur W Lowman, mother Blanche C [Liefer, later m. Walter Ross]
Ed. Warsaw High School, IN
Next of Kin: (Mother) Mrs W S Ross, Winona Lake, Kosciusko, IN
prev. Airline Pilot and Instructor, but also ...
Paul and Jerry II
In 1937, as "Winona Lake's Lion Tamer", he rode a surfboard behind a speedboat with a lion called Jerry. However, when Jerry I died, he tried taming a new younger one, which didn't go so well; Paul needed four stitches in a wound in his neck the lion gave him when they opened the cage. Jerry II then escaped, twice, terrorised the local residents and demolished a gift shop. "Owner Lowman is now looking for someone who would like a nice pet lion."
By 1940 he was a self-employed Painting Contractor.
He was fined $5 for reckless flying over Mentone, IN in Sep 1940.
Arrived in the UK 15 Jan 1941
Postings: 1FPP, 14FPP
Off sick from 2 to 18 Sep 1941 with "orthopaedic derangement" of knee
1 accident, not his fault:
- 2 Oct 1941, he successfully made a precautionary landing in a Mohawk after a starter gasket blew.
"A keen and hard working pilot" "Carried out his duties satisfactorily"
m. 1943 Barbara June [Sherman] (2 daughters, 1 son) [d. 2004]
Later joined RAF Ferry Command then post-WWII he was a pilot with National Airlines Inc. of Florida from 1952, having given the ATA as a reference.
1963, landscaping his garden at 5950 SW 104th St, Miami.
d. 9 Dec 2002 (age 89) in Miami, FL, after a long ilness (Parkinson's).
"Paul's great love of flying kept him going until 72. His last was a glider plane."