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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WWII veteran & Pan Am pilot Capt. Art Milow

Captain Arthur R. Milow, Jr.
March 25, 1918 - June 28, 2012
         .....decorated WWII veteran & Pan Am pilot

Art Milow, Jr., former Commanding Officer of the 643rd Bomb Sqdn and Pan Am pilot, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, July 6th at 9 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen TX.  Captain Milow’s full obituary can be found below. 
Survived by his wife Bette personal condolences may be sent to the family at
3719 Smoke Signal Road , Belton, TX  76513  ...   (254) 760-9579

In a note received from retired DL pilot Capt. Jon Barton:  

Below is a notice from the editor of my father's WWII bomb group association newsletter.  Art Milow was the commander of my dad's WWII squadron.  What should be added is that Art had a tremendous career with Pan Am, retiring as a 747 Captain in 1978.  I knew him well for over two decades, and he is a true World War Two hero.
Subject: Arthur R. Milow, Jr. - A great leader
Art Milow, Jr., former Commanding Officer of the 643rd Bomb Sqdn, passed away on Thursday, 28 June 2012. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 6th at 9 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery located about six miles south of Killeen, Texas. The Army will provide military honors. 
Dossman Funeral Home, is responsible for arrangements.
2525 North Main, Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-2525
Their website is www.dossmanfh.com
Art’s obituary can be found at the following link or below:
Bette is doing very well under the circumstances.  And she has moved in with her daughter, Wendy, and her husband, Wayne Stork. You may write the family at -
Bette Ann Milow
3719 Smoke Signal Road
Belton, TX  76513
Tel. (254) 760-9579, Bette’s cell phone (254)-231-2175.
Email wstork@vvm.com – that’s  v v m . com
We will miss dearly Art’s comradeship and wonderful personality and wish Bette and her family well.

Maj. Art Milow shakes hands with 1st Lt John T. Waltman, with S/Sgt Willard W. Smith and S/Sgt Edward M. Neaton on left. European Theater of Operations, 1944

Arthur R. Milow, Jr.
March 25, 1918 - June 28, 2012

Belton- Graveside memorial services for Arthur R. Milow, Jr. 94, of Temple will be held at 9:00 AM Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Stork officiating.

Mr. Milow died Thursday June 28, 2012 at a Temple nursing home.

Mr. Milow was born March 25, 1918 in Elk Creek Nebraska, the son of Arthur R. and Ida Belle (Logsdon) Milow. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941. During World War II he served as Commanding Officer of the 643rd Bomb Squadron in the 409th Bombardment Group. He was a decorated pilot including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters and EAME with 6 Battle Stars. Battles include Ardennes Bulge, Southern France, Germany, Battle of Britain, and Normandy.

He married his college sweetheart, Bette Ann Urquhart on December 13, 1941 in San Antonio. The couple lived all over the world as he was a pilot for PanAm. They made their home in Columbia, Iran and Pakistan to name a few places they lived. They moved from California to Temple 7 years ago.

Mr. Milow was a member of the Masons and Shriners. He was a founding member of the Ft. Hood Daedalians. He was a life member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Bette A. Milow of Temple, daughters Mardee Lake, Karen Milow-Wagstaff and husband Larry, Wendy Stork and husband Wayne, Sunny Havens and husband Doug, and Candace Falsetti and husband Nick. Eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Graveside Service

Friday July 6, 2012, 9:00 AM at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

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