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Lieut Howard Elliot "Bus" Byrne
Birth: Oct. 2, 1915
Linn County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1978
Boone County
Missouri, USA

Howard ("Bus") Byrne, son of Nathaniel and Emmaline (Fifield) Byrne, was born October 2, 1915 in Laclede, Missouri.

Howard served as a Second Lieutenant in the 401st Bombardment Group (Heavy), 615th Squadron, during World War II. He was co-pilot of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Little Boots" when it was struck by enemy fire on 29 January 1944 on a mission to Frankfurt, Germany. Of the 10 crewmen, he was among 5 survivors taken Prisoner of War in Stalag Luft, then later returned to the United States.

Lt. Byrne was awarded an Air Medal for aerial achievements in World War II and continued his career in the USAF in the 1950s.
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Byrne (1875 - 1937)
  Emmaline Georgia Fifield Byrne (1883 - 1968)
  Robert Fifield Byrne (1914 - 1964)*
  Howard Elliot Byrne (1915 - 1978)
  Frances Mae Byrne (1917 - 1967)*
  Harlan Smith Byrne (1920 - 2010)*
  Donald Edward Byrne (1921 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Laclede Cemetery
Linn County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jul 08, 2011
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Lieut Howard Elliot Bus Byrne
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