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Ray Landis Bowers, American writer. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross United States Air Force, Legion of Merit.

Background

Bowers, Ray Landis was born on September 28, 1927 in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ray Landis and Ella Elizabeth (Smith) Bowers.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1950;Master of Arts in History, University of Wisconsin, 1960.

Career

Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force, 1950, advanced through grades to colonel, 1977, navigator 84th bomb squadron, 1951-1958. Instructor, associate professor history United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, 1960-1967. Chief navigator 345th airlift squadron United States Air Force, Southeast Asia, 1967-1968, historian Office Air Force History Washington, 1969-1977.

Editor, publications officer Carnegie Institute Washington, 1977-1996. Boys tennis coach Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, Virginia, 2000-2003.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.

Connections

Married Helen Fay McFatter, March 3, 1956. Children: Norman Landis, Steven Reginald.

father:
Ray Landis Bowers

mother:
Ella Elizabeth (Smith) Bowers

spouse:
Helen Fay McFatter

children:
Norman Landis Bowers

Steven Reginald Bowers