- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flight Lieutenant
- No. 180 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- April 27th, 1945
"In March, 1945, this officer was the pilot and captain in an aircraft detailed to attack the railway siding at Bocholt. Shortly after crossing
enemy territory the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. The petrol tanks were damaged and commenced to leak. The hydraulic system had
also been damaged, causing the starboard leg of the undercarriage to drop to the down position. The aircraft subsequently became difficult to control. Undaunted, Flight Lieutenant Howard-Jones went on to the target and pressed home a good attack. He afterwards flew the
damaged aircraft to an airfield in allied territory and landed safely. This officer set a fine example of courage and determination throughout."
Flight Lieutenant Howard-Jones was pilot of the leading aircraft of a second group of six aircraft, attacking the Bocholt railway on 21st March 1945. Of the first, lead group, all six aircraft were shot down. After returning badly damaged, Howard- Jones managed to belly land on the Eindhoven airfield. His DFC was awarded in the field by Air Marshall Sir Basil Embry, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, 2nd Tactical Air Force.
Published in The London Gazette dated 27th April 1945.