E. McDowell was registered by the draft board ca. 1945 and a handwritten
notation shows he was discharged on 3 January 1946.
However, this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus
indicates that he entered active service on 13 December 1940, a date that
agrees with his enlistment record in the National Archives.
Pfc McDowell was transferred from the 6900th Reinforcement Depot to
Company F, 508th PIR on 3 June 1945. He was transferred to the 504th
PIR on 20 October 1945.