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Ernest F. Howell, Pilot
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ERNEST F. HOWELL CREW - 358th BS
(Lt Howell assigned 358BS: 05 March 1944)
(Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot: 24 April 1944)


2Lt Ernest F. Howell (P)(1)(*), 2Lt Campbell Miller (CP)(2),
2Lt Grover C. Williams (N)(3)(*), 2Lt William D. Campbell (B)(4)(*)

Sgt Jerome H. West (E)(5)(*), Sgt Edward J. Lesser (R)(6), S/Sgt Edward Ruppel (BTG)(7),
Sgt Robert L. Stone (LWG)(8A), Sgt Frank L. Strickland (LWG)(8B),
Sgt Sheldon A. Stanford (RWG)(9), S/Sgt Kendal M. McFarland (TG)(10)(*)

1Lt Howell Crew 14 Dispatched Combat Missions:

  • 1Lt Walter A. Ames (P) with 2Lt Ernest F. Howell (CP) - 6 missions: 129 (27 Mar 44), 130, 131, 132, 134, 138 (20 Apr 44)
  • 2Lt Ernest F. Howell (P) with 2Lt Campbell Miller (CP) - 8 missions: 140 (21 Apr 44), 141, 142, 146, 147, 150, 154, 155 (19 May 44)
Crew Notes - Combat missions flown
  1. 2Lt Ernest F. Howell (CP/P) 15 303BG missions
  2. 2Lt Campbell Miller (CP) 58 303BG missions -- Many missions as a Lead Crew Pilot.
    Promoted to Captain on 16 Jan 1945
  3. 2Lt Grover Williams (N) 14 303BG missions
  4. 2Lt William D. Campbell (B)12 303BG missions
  5. Sgt Jerome H. West (E) 14 303BG missions
  6. Sgt Edward J. Lesser (R) 30 303BG missions
  7. S/Sgt Edward Ruppel (BTG) 19 303BG missions
    1. Sgt Robert L. Stone, Jr (BTG/LWG) 30 303BG missions
    2. Sgt Frank L. Strickland (LWG) 3 303BG missions - Removed from flying status after mission 131.
  8. Sgt Sheldon A. Stafford (RWG/TG) 30 303BG missions
  9. S/Sgt Kendall H. McFarland (TG) 14 303BG missions
(*) Transferred to 15th Air Force in Italy on 23 May 1944

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]