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William I. McCowen (Bill) 1926

(Lt. Colonel ret) Combat Veteran of WWII, Korea & Vietnam totaling 697 aircraft combat missions. Strategic Air Command (SAC) Aircraft Commander B29, B47, C123, B52 carried Moscow as his nuclear target for 8 years. Distinguished as SAC select combat crew. Squadron Commander at Hurlburt AFB about 1968. After retirement in 1969, Bill founded a successful construction company, McCowen Homes Inc, building over 500 homes in Niceville, Fort Walton, Blue Water Bay & Rocky Bayou. State certified Contractor & Real Estate Broker, Commercial pilot’s license and piloted FiFi (B29) in 1998. Bill founded 3 Time Saver Automotive Oil and Lube Centers beginning in 1982 in Fort Walton, Shalimar, Destin – still in operation. Bill lives in Navarre and is presently engaged with an alternative energy research firm awarded international patents, Ion Power Group, with his son Clint. Video interviews of Bill were produced by The National WWII Museum and the Library of Congress. Bill can be emailed at Business@IonPowerGroup.com