Norman Howard Bowers
USS West Virginia
My father, Norman Howard Bowers served aboard the West Virginia from
1934 to 1938, assigned as a Yeoman in the ship's signals office. He was discharged in 1938, returned to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and attended
business college and began a career in the insurance industry. He re-enlisted in the Navy in early 1943, serving as Yeoman to the captain
of the USS Casa Grande (LSD-13) and was later transferred to a shore assignment at Pearl Harbor, where he served until discharged in early
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