U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 13, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

In 1944, McGowan was a pilot, serving with the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th U.S. Air Force. On June 6, 1944, he was killed when his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft crashed while on a mission near the city of Saint-Lô, France.