Howe, Arthur Douglas

Date of birth:
July 30th, 1916 (Exmouth/Devon, Great Britain)
Date of death:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Servicenumber 536753/52752.

Arthur Howe was awarded a scholarship to be a free scholar at Barnstaple Grammar School, in North Devon. He joined the RAF in December 1936 and served until the end of the second world war as a radio operator, air gunner and observer. During the war, he married Margaret Keith, whom he met while stationed in Northern Ireland.
After the war he joined the Northern Ireland Civil Service, where he worked until he retired in 1980. After retiring from the NICS he returned to Devon, and lived there until his death in 1995.

?: Flight Sergeant;
25th May 1943: Pilot Officer on probation (emergency);
25th November 1943: Flying Officer (War subs.);
25th May 1945: Flight Lieutenant (War subs.).

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Sergeant
No. 88 (Hong Kong) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1942
Received for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "AIR CREW EUROPE" clasp.
Atlantic Star


  • Photo 1: David Howe
  • Photo: David Howe
  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 31st July 1942, Issue 35654, dated 4th August 1942
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 10th September 1943, Issue 36170, dated 14th September 1943
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 14th December 1943, Issue 36289, dated 17th December 1943
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 12th June 1945, Issue 37131, dated 15th June 1945