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The Airmen's Stories - P/O D C Howe


Donald Charles Howe was born on 10th November 1917 and joined the RAFVR about April 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Observer.

Called up on 1st September 1939, Howe completed his training at 5 B&GS Jurby, was commissioned and joined 235 Squadron at North Coates on 1st April 1940, serving with it until March 1941.


Above: this photo was uncaptioned but there is a strong likliehood of it showing L to R: Sgt. T Dawson, P/O DC Howe, F/lt. WJ Carr, who flew together in 235 Squadron.

Image courtesy of David Ross.


Howe's subsequent service is currently undocumented until 1946, when Howe was released from the RAF as a Flight Lieutenant.

He rejoined the RAFVR on 6th September 1948.

In November 1978 a Squadron Leader Donald C Howe was recorded as being CO of 104 (Umtali) Squadron. Rhodesian Air Force Volunteer Reserve. It is not known if it is the same person.


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