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James Simpson Howell


Jim flew 35 missions in a B-17 (including 2 on D-Day)
Awarded the DFC, Air Medal with 4 clusters and 3 battle stars in the European Theatre, and in 2015 the French Legion of Honor.



  • Richard Adam

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...


Event Location Date
Born New Bern, NC, USA 13 August 1924
Enlisted Roanoke, VA, USA 11 December 1942
Died Charlotte, NC, USA 21 November 2017

Levine & Dickson Hospice Southminster


Date Contributor Update
23 November 2017 20:56:33 KD4ITI Changes to highest rank

Dave Wentzel

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2017 19:58:45 KD4ITI Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, role, biography, awards and events

Dave Wentzel

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945