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Ned Aubrey Howard

Military

Assigned to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173

Awards: DFC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Julian Darlington

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, BS, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

Aircraft

  • 41-11840 'The Witch'

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft, 41-11840, named, 'The Witch', was painted before the 9th Air Force, 98th Bomb Group's 343rd Squadron left Florida for duty in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in July, 1942 with it's pilot, Lt. Glade Jorgenson. It played a...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Banks, Union County, AR 19 January 1911

Son of Laura Josephine “Jodie” [Fike] Howard.

Lived in 1942

Hazelton, ID

Enlisted Fort Douglas, UT 13 March 1942

Fort Douglas, Utah

Based 1943 – 1 August 1943

Assigned to 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down POW Bulgaria Border 1 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. POW MACR 173

Prisoner of War (POW) Shumen, Bulgaria 1 August 1943 – September 1944

Prisoner of War (POW). Bulgaria

Died 29 May 1994
Buried Old Lapile Cemetery Lapile, Union County, AR June 1994

Old Lapile Cemetery
Lapile,
Union County, Arkansas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 15:25:17 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
Sources

DB correction

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2021 16:33:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/608093079
https://www.fold3.com/record/91166647/ned-a-howard-wwii-army-enlistment-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/706736587/howard-ned-a-u-s-wwii-hospital-ad...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10519458/ned-a-howard

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 173

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