Howard Frank Ayers

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
Black and white portrait of Air Force TSGT. Howard F. Ayers in uniform Howard F. Ayers UPL 60324 Howard F. Ayers, Radio Op., 603rd BS, 398th BG. Killed 02-Jan-45

Object Number - UPL 60324 - Howard F. Ayers, Radio Op., 603rd BS, 398th BG. Killed 02-Jan-45

KIS

Attended Brackenridge High School in San Antonio.
Was a carrier (newspaper boy) for his local newspaper.

Trained at Scott Field Illinois, Fort Myers Florida and MacDill Field Florida 

Buried in the Fort Sam Houston Military Cemetery in San Antonio.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 603rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-771335
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 603rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-121966
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 603rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18138173
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 603rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-827989
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Missions

  • Date: 25 November 1944
  • Date: 21 November 1944
  • Date: 5 November 1944
  • Date: 17 October 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Crystal City 6 January 1924 Parents Howard Eugene and Lillian (Vandervort) Brother Harry Sisters Lillian and Mildred

Died

Birchenough Hill near Wildboarclough Cheshire 2 January 1945

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Howard's neice Norma 

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Ancestry

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Find A Grave

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398th

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Ancestry.com
Find a grave

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Nuthampstead air museum

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Nuthampstead Air Museum
aircrashsites.co.uk

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398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

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Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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