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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:
1935-1939
Branch of Service:
Navy
Unit of Service:
USS Saratoga; USS Lexington; USS New Orleans; USS Wisconsin
Location of Service:
Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California; Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii; Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania; South Pacific
Highest Rank:
Chief Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Veteran was recalled to active duty 12/1940 and later stayed in the Naval Reserves until age 60. He served in nine major engagements in the South Pacific.

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:   4/26/2006

 

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