Mary Howson

    Mary Howson


    World War II

    United States of America
    Birth - 16 Feb 1919
    Wayne, Delaware, Pennsylvania
    Graduation Smith College - 1940  - Age: 21 years
    1939 - 1945 World War II
    Conflict Period
    World War II
    Served For
    United States of America
    Gold Star
    Award - May 2010
    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
    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
    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.
    Death - 16 Apr 1944  - Age: 25 years
    Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas (Avenger Field)
    Burial
    Washington Memorial Chapel Churchyard at Valley Forge National Park in Pennsylvania.
    Full Name
    Mary Holmes Howson
    Full Name
    Mary Howson
    Notes
    Member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) 
    Gender
    Female
    Place of Residence
    Wayne, Pennsylvania
    Race or Ethnicity
    Caucasian
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