M.241  First Officer Paul Liefer Lowman 

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  b. 27 Dec 1913, Fort Wayne Indiana 5 Dec 1940 to 4 Dec 1941 

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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 ...

ata paul lowman 1938 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.

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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."

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