Mary Howson

Mary Howson

World War II

United States of America
Washington Memorial Chapel Churchyard at Valley Forge National Park in Pennsylvania.
Birth - 16 Feb 1919
Wayne, Delaware, Pennsylvania
1939 - 1945 World War II  - Ages: 91 - 25 years
Conflict Period
World War II
Served For
United States of America
Gold Star
Enlistment - 1 Dec 1943  - Age: 25 years
Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas
Second Lieutenant
Stationed - 1 Dec 1943  - Age: 25 years
Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX
Second Lieutenant
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot with the Air Training Command, Class 44-4.
Casualty - 16 Apr 1944  - Age: 25 years
Collision between two airplanes landing at the same time believed due to tower error.
Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas
Award - May 2010  - Age: 91 years
Congressional Medal of Honor
Washington, D.C.
United States Aviator Badge
World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Army Good Conduct Medal
Graduation Smith College - 1940  - Age: 21 years
Death - 16 Apr 1944  - Age: 25 years
Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas (Avenger Field)
Full Name
Mary Holmes Howson
Full Name
Mary Howson
Member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) 
Place of Residence
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Race or Ethnicity
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