Howard, Charles Harold, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1926-1936, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Service Years
1918 - 1936
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Contact Info
Home Town
Ashland, Oregon
Last Address
Langley Field, Virginia

Date of Passing
Oct 25, 1936
Location of Interment
Mountain View Cemetery - Ashland, Oregon
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Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
He enlisted during WWI. In 1932 he won the Mackay Trophy for commanding a hazardous mission that dropped supplies to snow-bound Navajos. In 1934 he piloted 1 of the B-10 bombers on the Army Alaskan Flight from Washington, DC to Fairbanks, AK and back which was commanded by Brig. Gen. Henry H. "Hap" Arnold. Besides being an accomplished pilot, Howard was also an expert in radio communications. In 1939 Gen. Arnold came to Panama to select a site for a new air base and suggested it be named for Howard, who had served in Panama. On Dec 1, 1939, the new base became Howard Field (later AFB). It is now called Panama Pacifico.
Capt. Howard was possibly posthumously promoted to major.  
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Section, Signal CorpsUnited States Army Air ServiceUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1917-1918, Aviation Section, Signal Corps
  1918-1926, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Service
  1926-1936, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I
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