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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

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John T Bowman

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 02/04/1920

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 01/02/1942
Deceased: 10/12/1944 Died of Wounds
Location: Germany, Siegfried Line
Hometown: Petersburg Virginia
Army Serial Number: 33122222
Burial: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Plot: Ward U, Section 8, Square 10a 
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Headstone PFC John T Bowman

Headstone PFC John T Bowman

Headstone PFC John T Bowman

Headstone PFC John T Bowman

Location grave PFC John T  Bowman at the Blandford Cemetery: 

 

 


Where was PFC John T  Bowman PFC John T  Bowman mortally wounded in action?

Phase:  Breeching the Siegfried Line

On 5 October Company “B” moved with the Main Body through to the east of Ubach, destroying numerous enemy weapons and using the tank dozer to cover three pill boxes. Company CP’s were set up in pill boxes, the policy of destroying them having been changed in view of the need of shelter, and the Engineer Platoons set up minefields, wire, and booby traps in front of the forward tank positions. The bulldozers were used constantly to dig in the tanks, and in quieter moments to bury dead animals which the heavy artillery had had slaughtered everywhere. Company “A” moved with Combat Command “A” into an area near Ubach 7 Oct, and the 1st and 2nd Platoons went with the tanks into the front lines (CCB). The remaining troops checked roads for mines, but none were found until 10 Oct when the 1st Platoon picked up 21 Teller and 27 RMT mines near Baesweiler.

(Source: Unit History 17th Armored Engineer Battalion)

 

Summary

Company A 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, in Combat Command B
The resources tells us that around the 12th of october the plantoons of Company A of the 17th Engineers saw a lot of action. 
Maybe PFC John T Bowman was part of the 1st and 2nd platoon who were with the tankbattalions at the frontlines, around Ubach and was wounded so badly that it was fatal. 
Because he died of wounds it is possible he was wounded days before, was take to a Fist Aid post but eventually died of his wounds.


Location where was PFC John T  Bowman PFC John T  Bowman mortally wounded in action?

 

 


Official casualty list PFC John T  Bowman

Official Casualty list Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Official Casualty list Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Official Casualty list Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Official Casualty list Dinwiddie County, Virginia

 


Headstone Application Card PFC John T  Bowman

Gravestone Card PFC John T Bowman

Gravestone Card PFC John T Bowman

 


The location of the house in the year 1940 where John T  Bowman lived with the family, as an 20 year old “Operator at a Cigarette Factory”:
Adress: 215 Nort West Street, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States

 

 Father John V Bowman worked as a Hotel Clerk at a Hotel. 

 


US Sensus 1940

US Sensus 1940 Virginia Petersburg

US Sensus 1940 Virginia Petersburg

John T Bowman

United States Census, 1940
Name John T Bowman
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 5, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Petersburg City, Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 20
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birthplace Virginia
Birth Year (Estimated) 1920
Last Place of Residence Rural, Dinwiddie, Virginia
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
John W Bowman Head M 52 Virginia
Helen W Bowman Daughter F 22 Virginia
John T Bowman Son M 20 Virginia
Aubrey H Bowman Son M 11 Virginia
May L Winn Boarder F 39 Virginia
  John W Bowman   Male 52 Widowed White White Virginia 1888
  Helen W Bowman   Female 22 Single White Daughter Virginia 1918 Same House
  John T Bowman   Male 20 Single White Son Virginia 1920 Rural, Dinwiddie, Virginia
  Aubrey H Bowman   Male 11 Single White Son Virginia 1929 Rural, Dinwiddie, Virginia
  May L Winn   Female 39 Single White Boarder Virginia 1901 Rural, Dinwiddie, Virginia

 


US Sensus 1930

US Sensus 1930

US Sensus 1930 Virginia Petersburg

John T Bowman

United States Census, 1930
Name John T Bowman
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Petersburg, Petersburg (Independent City), Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 10
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1920
Birthplace Virginia
Father’s Birthplace Virginia
Mother’s Birthplace Virginia
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 13
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
John V Bowman Head M 41 Virginia
Hazel E Bowman Wife F 39 Virginia
Ruth E Bowman Daughter F 14 Virginia
Helen E Bowman Daughter F 12 Virginia
John T Bowman Son M 10 Virginia
Herbert A Bowman Daughter M 1 Virginia
Lassie M Winn Boarder F 29 Virginia

 


Father:

John T. Bowman

BIRTH
DEATH 12 Oct 1944 (aged 24)

Mother:

Hazel E. Reames Bowman

BIRTH
DEATH 2 Oct 1937 (aged 47)

 


Enlistment details

John T Bowman

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name John T Bowman
Name BOWMAN JOHN T
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 05 Jan 1942
Term of Enlistment Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place Richmond, Virginia, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1920
Birthplace VIRGINIA
Education Level 1 year of high school
Civilian Occupation Unskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c.
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Military Rank Private
Army Branch Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)

 


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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
Photos © by: Findagrave.com, familysearch.org

 

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