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RG6225.AM:  Earl Bowker, 1920-2002



Military papers:  1944-1945

New Jersey and Fort Robinson, Neb.:  Soldier

Size:  Two items



BACKGROUND NOTE



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.



INVENTORY



Item




    1. Experience questionnaire, 224th Air Base Unit, Sioux City, Iowa, April 29, 1944

    1. Separation Qualification Record, October 31, 1945



 



Subject headings:



Bowker, Earl Percy, 1920-2002

Dogs of war

Fort Robinson (Neb.)

Military service

Soldiers — Nebraska

World War, 1939-1945



 



TMM      01-26-2022