William Riley Howard

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Family Info: Wife: Eleanor; Children: Riley
Hometown: Coahoma, MS
Date Entered Service: October 23, 1941
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Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 395th/44th
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Location of Unit: Pratt, KS
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools: Moody Field Air Base, GA - May 20th 1942; He then was assigned to Del Rio, Texas instructing in B-26 Transition Training as well as B-24 Transition Training at Fort Worth, Texas
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Date Transferred from the 58th: He returned to the US on 5 March 1945 and was stationed at Randolph Field, Texas.
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Post WWII Service: Tactical Air Command (Berlin Airlift) He served as part of the occupation forces in Germany from April of 1946 until his death.
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Comments: Captain Howard was killed in a crash of a C-47 transport caused by bad weather during the Berlin Airlift on August 24, 1948.

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