William M. Bower, 0-398577, Colonel, Pilot - Crew 12.
Graduated from Ravenna High School in 1934. Attended Hiram College and Kent State University, Ohio. Commissioned October 4, 1940 and rated as Pilot. After Tokyo Raid, served in England with 8th Air Force bomber units from September, 1942 until September, 1945. Graduate of Air Command and Staff College. Has served in California, Washington, D.C., Colorado, and Georgia as well as Newfoundland since World War II. Retired 1966. Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Commendation Ribbon and Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.
Bower died January 10,2011 in Boulder.