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Clarence M. Howe, Jr.

Clarence Howe, Jr

Recent Address:

328 Bedford Rd., #133, Bedford, TX 76022


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Family Information:

Wife: Joy; Children: Dave, Danny & Sue


Amarillo, TX

Date Entered Service:


Service Number:


Bomb Group:



87th Air Service Group

Location of Unit:


Missions Flown:

Many - still researching

Hump Missions Flown:

many - still researching


CBI Theater and Japan


USAAF Commendation Certificates issued to Clarence M. Howe Jr. for both the 444th BG (VH)/58th BW and the 87th Air Service Group. Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

March Field, CA 1942; Dodge Radio & Telegraph Inst. 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 2756-Airborne Radio Operator Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

Master Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew and Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:


Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Watch Maker/Jeweler

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I have just begun to research my Grandfather's service with the 58th, so some of the information I have provided is incomplete, but I did not include anything that has not been verified.  My family and I are very proud of the contributions that my Grandfather, and all WWII veterans, have made to our country. Their level of sacrifice is staggering, and we thank them for helping to secure our freedom. We are also very proud that Clarence served in a unit as historically important as the 444th BG(VH)/58th BW. Thank you very much for honoring him and his colleagues with this wonderful memorial. S/Bill Howe, Grandson of Clarence M. Howe, Jr.




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