James Thomas Howard
|About James Thomas Howard|
James Thomas Howard was born on November 1, 1942 in Panama City, Florida and died on April 10, 1970 in Udorn Air Force Base, Thailand. He lived to be 27 years old.
James Thomas Howard
11/1/1942 - 4/10/1970
(Shown at age 28)
He went by Tom. He had a wonderful smile and was the kinda guy that just
lit up the place and no matter how down a person was Tom could usually
cheer them up. He was such a great guy and friend to many.
He served with Air Force,SSCT 432 Combat Support Group and was first stationed at stationed at Pusan, Korea. He then was stationed in Udom Air Force Base, Thailand where Tom was a DJ on the local AFKN Radio Station. Tom was
preforming his Disc Jocky duties in the radio station that was near the
end of a runway. A jet lost power on takeoff and slammed into the station.
|Census||1/1/1945 ||Precinct 30 FL (Bay County) ||2 yrs old |
|W.T. Howard (age25) , Mrs. W.T. Howard (21), Mary Joan (4), James Thomas(2) & Wilborn D.(0). W.T. has a 6th gr. & (wife-Murtha) has 7th gr. education. W. T. was born in AL, his job is a burner. all other were born in FL. |
|Military||4/10/1970 ||ZZ ||27 yrs old |
|Name: James T. Howard,
Event Type: Death,
Event Date: April 10, 1970,
Event Place: Thailand,
Casualty Type Non-Hostile, Died of Other Causes,
Casualty Cause Note: Unknown, Not Reported,
Military Unit: Air Force,
Military Unit (Original): 432 COMBAT SUPPORT GP THAILAND,
Military Rank: Staff Sergeant,
Service Number: 263620032,
Birth Date: Nov. 1, 1942,
Residence Place: Panama City, Florida, United States,
Panel: 12W |
|Newspaper||4/15/1970 ||Panama City FL (Bay County) ||27 yrs old |
|HEADLINE: Plane Mishap At Udom Site Kills PC Man|
A 27-year-old Panama Citizen was listed Tuesday among the casualties left
when a battle-scarred U. S- Air Force reconnaissance plane crashed in
officers' quarters at Udom Air Base in northeastern Thailand Friday.
Dead is Air Force Staff Sergeant James T. Howard, son ot W. T. Howard of
2724 S. Gornall Avenue. SSgt. Howard was a radio-television technician
with the Air Force. He had been in Thailand two months.
An official dispatch from Major Gen. R. G. DuPont, military personnel
headquarters in Washington D.C., said Howard, a 1960 Bay High graduate,
"died in Thailand on April 10 (Friday) as the result of suffocation
caused from the aircraft crash."
The Air Force still has not established the total number of dead. First
reports said three Americans definitely were killed and another 30
seriously injured. However, a spokesman for the Howard family said young
Howard's body was not discovered until Tuesday morning during a detail
search of debris.
A U. S. Embassy spokesman said the pilot of the RF4 jet was attempting
an emergency landing at Udom when he lost control. Both crewmen ejected
safely over the base, the aircraft, damaged by anti-aircraft fire over
Laos, plunged into the barracks beside the runway, the spokesman said.
The aircraft exploded on impact and fire destroyed nine buildings, an
officer's trailer and the building housing the of five of the Armed
Forces Network, where Howard was stationed.
Funeral arrangements still are pending.
Panama City News, Wednesday Morning, April 15, 1970, Panama City, FL
|Newspaper||4/18/1970 ||Tokyo XX ||27 yrs old |
|HEADLINE: 9 U.S. Airmen Named|
BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. Embassy has released the names of nine American
airmen killed last week when a battle
damaged reconnaissance plane plunged into officers and quarters at Udom
RTAFB. The men, all attached to the
432nd Combat Support Group, were:
— Airman l.C. Thomas L. Waterman, 25, Roanoke, Va.
—S. Sgt. Alfred N. Potter, 28, Pawtucket, R.I.
— T. Sgt. Frank D. Ryan Jr., 42, Mercer Island, Wash.
— T. Sgt. Jack A. Hawley, 38, Norwalk, Ohio.
— S. Sgt. Edward W. Strain, 25, Story City, Iowa.
— Airman 1. C. Andrew C. McCartney, 21, Lakewood, Ohio.
— Sgt. John C. Rose, 26, Bloomfield, N.J.
— T. Sgt. Roy Walker, 41, San Antonio, Tex.
— S. Sgt. James T. Howard, 28, Panama City, Fla.
Pacific Stars And Stripes April 18, 1970 Tokyo, Japan
|Graveyard/Tombstone||4/20/1970 ||Panama City FL (Bay County) ||27 yrs old |
|James Thomas Howard - Birth: Nov. 1, 1942
Death: Apr. 10, 1970 - SSCT 432 Combat Support Group, Vietnam - Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cem. Panama City, FL |
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