Arrived at Grottaglie on 12 April ’44 with Johnson’s crew. Named for crew F/E McGowen. Ground crew chief was Sgt. Joseph Gaus. Sent to the Depot on 13 September ’44 and returned to the 449th on 1 March 45. This ship lasted out the war and was flown to Gioia depot on 29 April ’45 by Bornemeir. She was subsequently ferried back to the U.S.