Black Hawk County

Chaplain Milton Dowden




Prayer Before the Mission

While in training in the U.S., these airmen attended church in a body once a week. Now at Palau Islands base,, they pray together before each mission. Chaplain, at left, is Milton Dowden of Waterloo. Members of the Liberator crew include Sergt. Walter L. Libbert, a gunner of Burlington, Ia.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, January 1, 1945 (group photograph included)