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CPL Edward R Howard

CPL Edward R Howard

Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Feb 1944 (aged 25)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 34 SIte 4286
Memorial ID 15315569 · View Source
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Edward served as a Corporal, 90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Plymouth County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 6, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Edward was a passenger on B-25D #41-30532.

This B-25, while on a ferrying flight from Horanda Airfield to the 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby, ran into severe weather and radioed that they were returning but they were not heard from again during the war.

The B-25 was first located in 1961 and in 2001 the remains of the crew were discovered. They had crashed in into Mount Kenevi.

Edward was first declared "Missing In Action" and his status was changed to "Killed In Action" when the plane was later found.

Service # 11042384

He also has a "Cenotaph" at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines with a "Rosette" next to his name which signifies that he was recovered and no longer missing.

" Click Here " for his record there.

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30532:

Beals, Jack E ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, PA
Culbreth, Marvin E ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, GA
Davis, Harold B ~ Sgt, Passenger, OH
Dellisante, Angelo C ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Fann, Charlie L ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, TN
Gerry, Walter R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, RI
Greene, Raymond F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, MA
Howard, Edward R ~ Corp, Passenger, MA
Johnson, Rudolph W, Jr ~ Capt, Passenger, MI
Miller, Milton S ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, CT
Russell, Lamar S ~ Capt, Passenger, NC

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Hope for submitting this record for bio updates!


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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Edward R Howard (6 Sep 1918–1 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15315569, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939) .