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ROY A. HOWARD, JR.
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

December 4, 1988

Dear Will:

Received your letter several days ago concerning a former member of the 44th BG. I can offer very little information. He is not a relative, nor can I remember ever coming in contact with him here or in the UK. However, when searching through papers, books, correspondence, etc. I found the four officers you mentioned and their home address, listed in Harvell's 44th Liberators Over Europe. The address for the officer in question is different from that in your letter. Could be a mix-up somewhere along the line.

I am enclosing a copy of that page from the roster. You asked about Grell's Crew. From radar school in Boca Raton, I was sent to Westover Field, Mass. And assigned to Grell's Crew with the 6th Anti-Submarine Squadron. Later to Gander, Newfoundland and several months later to Southern England; finally later on to the 44th BG. A partial copy of orders is enclosed listing names of officers and men of the 6th Anti-Sub. Squadron which were transferred to the 44th BG. Thought it may be of interest to you. Will, I want to congratulate you and all concerned with the publication of the 44th Logbook. An excellent journal - an excellent job.

Sincerely,

Roy A. Howard, Jr.




ROY A. HOWARD, JR.
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

722 Ash
Akron, Colorado 80720

Dear Will:

Please send your history of the 67th squadron. Does your history include present mailing addresses of former 67th men?

I was the radar operator on Capt. Grell's crew, originally from the 6th anti-submarine squadron based in Gander, Newfoundland; later in Southern England, then to the 67th squadron, 44th BG. I completed my missions as radar counter-measure operator with any crew flying the plane with the equipment installed. Quite possible you knew our crew chief M/Sgt. Eatman and Sgt. Gleason who flew with us to England.

Capt. Grell was injured in a plane crash and returned to the states. The rest of the crew flew their missions with other crews. Other members of the original crew were: copilot Donald Dines, Navigator Moore, Bombardier Wieser, Engineer Spencer Fulp, Assistant Engineer John Martin, Radio Richard Trechel, Assistant Radio Roy Haynes, Tail Gunner Burrel Thorne. Do any of these ring a bell? [Yes]

I have histories of the 14th combat wing and of the 44th bomb group but none of the 67th alone. Please correct my address to Akron, Colorado 80720.

Cheers,

Roy A. Howard, Jr.

Notes; R. J. Trechnell, POW 1/44, Schenectady NY
Burrel T. Shorne, Titusville, FL
John H. Martin, 29th St. Miami, Fl
Roy Haynes, Connecticut Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Spencer M. Fulp, 2nd DA
 
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