HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG6225.AM: Earl Bowker, 1920-2002
Military papers: 1944-1945
New Jersey and Fort Robinson, Neb.: Soldier
Size: Two items
Born at Pemberton, New Jersey, on October 10, 1920, Earl P. Bowker enlisted in the Army on August 25, 1942. He served as a dog handler at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, during World War II. Bowker married Doris Hildebrand in Sioux City, Iowa, on December 20, 1943. Earl P. Bowker died on August 16, 2002 at Dakota City, Nebraska.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of two items relating to Earl P. Bowker’s military service during World War II. The first document lists military experience of Bowker, including handling and training war dogs. The second document is Bowker’s Separation Qualification Record listing his separation date as October 31, 1945.
Note: See the photo component [RG6225.PH] for related images. The Nebraska History Museum holds a leather leash used by Earl Bowker at Fort Robinson during his war dog training.
Bowker, Earl Percy, 1920-2002
Dogs of war
Fort Robinson (Neb.)
Soldiers — Nebraska
World War, 1939-1945