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Edward Leon Sowman Collection

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Edward Leon Sowman Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Edward Leon Sowman
State of Birth:
MO
Home State:
AZ
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1935-1945
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Navy
Unit of Service:
VF-3 (Fighter Squadron); USS New Orleans (CA 32); USS Wisconsin (BB 64); Service Forces, United States Pacific Fleet; USS Saratoga; USS Lexington
Location of Service:
San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Australia; South Pacific; Coral Sea; Midway; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Naval Air Station North Island, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania; South Pacific
Battles/Campaigns:
Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal
Highest Rank:
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran served as a radioman. The veteran was recalled to active duty 12/1940 and later stayed in the Naval Reserves until age 60.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Cynthia Wafer
Contributor:
Tamara Trujillo
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Fullerton College
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/37379
Subjects:
Sowman, Edward Leon
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Edward Leon Sowman Collection
(AFC/2001/001/37379), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   11/19/2014

 

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