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2nd Lt. Vincent Paul Howard


Born: 30 November 1917 - Missouri

Parents: Frank & Edna Howard

Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers

Home:

    - 917 South Twenty-second Avenue - Bellwood, Illinois

Education:

    - St. Eulalia School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1936

Occupation: Inland Press Company

Enlisted:

    - 23 February 1942 - Chicago, Illinois

        - U.S. Army Air Corps 

            - entered service as an enlisted man

            - aviation cadet

Serial Number: O&731995

Training: 

    - Merced Army Airfield, California

        - flight school 

    - Santa Ana Army Airfield, California

    - Visala Army Airfield, California

    - Stockton Army Airfield, California

Unit: 36th Troop Carrier Squadron, 316 Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force

Stationed:

    - Fayid, Egypt - January 1943

    - Nouvion, Algeria - 9 May 1943

    - Guercif, French Morocco - 29 May 1943

    - Enfidaville, Tunisia - 21 June 1943

        - unit flew C-47s

Engagements:

    - Battle of North Africa

    - Invasion of Sicily

        - Operation Husky II

            - dropped paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division

Killed in Action:

    - 11 July 1943

        -plane hit by "friendly fire" during Sicilian Invasion

Buried:

     - 17 August 1948 - Calvary Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri

        - U.S. Army Records indicate a military headstone was ordered by his father

           and sent to Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Air Medal


 

 

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