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Howard, 2nd Lt. Vincent P.


2nd Lt. Vincent Paul Howard 
Born: 30 November 1917 – Saint Louis, Missouri 
Parents: Frank & Edna Howard 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers
– 917 South Twenty-second Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois  
– St. Eulalia School 
– Proviso Township High School 
Class of 1936 
Occupation: Inland Press Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Edna J. Howard – mother
– 23 February 1942 – Chicago, Illinois 
– U.S. Army Air Corps
– entered service as an enlisted man 
– aviation cadet 
Serial Number: O&731995  
– Merced Army Airfield, California 
– flight school 
– Santa Ana Army Airfield, California 
– Visalia Army Airfield, California 
– Stockton Army Airfield, California 
Unit: 36th Troop Carrier Squadron, 316 Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force 
– Fayid, Egypt – January 1943 
– Nouvion, Algeria – 9 May 1943 
– Guercio, French Morocco – 29 May 1943  
– Enfidaville, Tunisia – 21 June 1943
– the unit flew C-47s 
– Battle of North Africa
– Invasion of Sicily 
– Operation Husky II 
– dropped paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division 
Killed in Action: 
– 11 July 1943 
– his plane hit by “friendly fire” during Sicilian Invasion  
– 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 
– Purple Heart 
– Air Medal 




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