|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1919, USA|
|Death: ||May 19, 2012|
COL Howard Anthony Linn was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Linn of Parkersburg, WV. He graduated from West Point in January 1943. He was a P-47 instructor at Seymour Johnson AFB and then served in the South Pacific Theater. As a member of the White Knights Squadron of the 13th Air Force he participated in ground support and shipping attack missions in P-38's, flying from, over, or into places like Morotai, Balikpapan, the Makassar Strait, the Celebes, Zamboanga, Puerto Princesa, and Tawi Tawi.
After the war he served as aide-de-camp to MG William Hall, then went on to Columbia University for an master's in American literature. He taught plebe English at the United States Military Academy as well as to the first class to graduate from the Air Force Academy. He had a wonderful tour at Torrejon Air Force Base in Madrid, Spain. There he aided in the recovery of the nuclear weapon lost off Palomares, working with the Bomb Branch at one point for 79 days straight.
Upon his return stateside, he served as Director of Administration at Strategic Air Command Headquarters at Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE. He was awarded the Legion of Merit upon military retirement at March AFB in April 1972. He worked for Allied Signal Aerospace as a technical publications editor up to age 72. He and his lovely wife Louise traveled extensively, visiting such places as Turkey, Singapore, Hong Kong and Italy. Howard was proud to serve his country with courage and honor. His family will remember him as a scholar of profound kindness, generosity, and decency who had a delightfully dry sense of humor. He was part of the "Greatest Generation" and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Louise, and five daughters and their families: Cheryl (Mrs. Paul Estrada), Elizabeth (Mrs. Jeff Davidson), Alison, Darcy, and Valerie (Mrs. Russell Perry); granddaughters Kristin, Caitlin, Katie and Sydney; grandsons Connor and Conley; and step-grandson Paul Jr.
Loma Vista Memorial Park
Plot: West Lawn No. 6. Plot 606, Grave 1
Created by: Jupiter
Record added: Dec 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102305098
[salute] Thank you sir!|
Added: Dec. 26, 2012
Thank you. RIP.|
Added: Dec. 17, 2012
Thank you Howard for your service to our country. You and Louise were good friends and neighbors of Mom & Dad's.|
Added: Dec. 17, 2012