PAUL EDWARD BLOW|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Mr. Warth and forwarded to Will Lundy)
September 23, 1989
Dear Mr. Warth:
A good friend, John Meinecke from New Port Beach, California, gave me a copy of his 8th Air Force News. He suggested I write you and Pete Henry concerning my father, Paul Edward Blow, captain.
We have surmised from the information I have enclosed, that he flew for the 44th bomber group in WWII. I'm trying to find out what squadron; the 66th, 67th, 68th or 506th he was with. Mr. Meinecke says if I can give him the correct squadron, he will find more information as to where my father saw action, etc.
I was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on June 30, 1942. My mom and dad met there while he was stationed at Kistler field. A year or so later they were divorced. I never met my father until I was 30 years old and then only twice. He died in about 1974 and is buried at Arlington. I think he retired from the Air Force in about 1961, then went to work for the C.I.A. and was involved in the "Bay of Pigs."
My mother only remembers that he went for training at Chico, Santa Ana, Visalia, California; then went to England with the 8th. This tells us about next to nothing. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated by me and my 11-year-old son.
Paul E. McGuffin