- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Wing Commander
- No. 456 (RAAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- February 9th, 1945
"This officer has completed a very large number of sorties, setting a fine example of devotion to duty throughout. He has destroyed three enemy aircraft at night, successes which are a good tribute to his undoubted skill and resolution. In addition to his work in the air, Wing Commander Howard has rendered yeomani service in training other members of his formation."