Name and Rank, First Lieutenant Howard E. Saar.
Unit/Placed in, 674th Bomber Squadron ”Wolfpack”, 417th Bomber Group Light “Sky Lancers”.
Howard was born approx. on Dec. 11, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois.
Father, Oscar Saar.
Mother, Margret B. Saar.
Brother, Harold Saar.
Howard enlisted the service at Chicago with service number # O-806135.
Howard‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a A-20 were,
1st Lt. Howard E. Saar Pilot
SSgt. Martin A. Lawrence Engineer/Gunner
Howard was KIA on the Mission when 1 Engine was shot and the other stopped working, they were going in a Crash Landing on Sep. 11 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Howard is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,
National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/674th_Bombardment_Squadron
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com