Desmond F. McGowan

Died: 28 January 1965

 

Desmond F. McGowan was killed in an

aircraft accident, Libya

WHEELUS Air Base, Libya (Special) – The United States Air Force announced the post-humous award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to the F100 pilot who have his life as he attempted to guide his disabled jet away from a populated area near the base. The pilot was 1 st Lt. Desmond F. McGowan of New York City, who was assigned to the 48 th Tactical Fighter Wing stationed at Lakenheath, England. The 27-year old Air Force pilot was married and the father of three children.