Peter M. Bowers ( 15 May 1918 – 27 April 2003 ) was a journalist specializing in the field of aviation. Bowers is famed in the general aviation community for his work with General Aviation News.
Writing 26 books and over 800 articles detailing historic aircraft for a column called “ Of Wings and Things ”, Bowers was a fixture of the newspaper for decades.
Also, an engineer at Boeing, he was an avid aviation photographer and also designed homebuilt aircraft such as the Fly Baby and Namu II. Bowers also completed and flew a Detroit G1 Gull primary glider.
Bowers lived in Seattle for most of his life. He spent five years in the U.S. Army Air Force as a maintenance and intelligence officer.
He served as a contributing editor for Sentry Publications' twin magazine titles Wings and Airpower, drawing on a lifetime of aviation photographs of his own, and of a vast archive collected through his employment at Boeing.
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