Howell, Ernest F., Jr., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 352nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Cornell Parish
Last Address
352nd Bomb Squadron
Lucera, Italy

Casualty Date
Jul 26, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Austria
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Ardennes, Belgium
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot C, Row 18, Grave 19

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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Egypt-Libya Campaign (1942-43)
Start Year
1942
End Year
1943

Description
(Egypt-Libya Campaign 11 June 1942 to 12 February 1943) When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, the British had been fighting German and Italian armies in the Western Desert of Egypt and Libya for over a year. In countering an Italian offensive in 1940, the British had at first enjoyed great success. In 1941, however, when German forces entered the theater in support of their Italian ally, the British suffered severe reversals, eventually losing nearly all their hard-won gains in North Africa.

Even though the United States had not yet entered the war as an active combatant, by the time General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Army’s Afrika Korps, began his offensive against the British Eighth Army in Libya in March 1941, the American and British air chiefs were already discussing American support for the British Eighth Army. Rommel’s rapid and unexpected success in the Libyan desert forced British and American staff officers

in London to accelerate their planning. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisers also agreed that the British might need American support in the Middle East. Overall theater responsibility would continue to be British, but the President recognized that a British collapse in Egypt would have far-reaching implications and approved contingency measures to prepare for American support to the theater at a future date.
   
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From Year
1942
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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