Orien Howard

Missing in Action
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Howard, 720 Balcom Street, received notice Thursday night from the War Department that their son, Captain Orien Howard, Army Air Corps, has been missing in action in the Alaskan area, since April 8.

Captain Howard went to Alaska the latter part of January and was with a search and rescue squadron based at Nome.

He was graduated as an Air Corps pilot in February 1942 and commissioned a Second Lieutenant, receiving two promotions since then. Before going to Alaska, he was an instructor at Turner Field, Georgia.

His wife, the former Rosemary Olson, resides here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Olson.

Missing Flier is Reported 'Safe'
Captain Orien Howard, Army Air Corps, reported missing by the War Department as of April 6, is reported safe at his post in Alaska.

Although word on this has not as yet been received from the War Department, word has been received by his family directly from Captain Howard, telling of his safe return to base, after his plane was forced down, due to severe weather conditions.

Captain Howard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Howard, 720 Balcom Street. His wife and infant daughter, Pamela, reside with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Olson, Garfield Avenue.


Capt. O. Howard Was Co-Pilot on Wallace's Plane
SEATTLE, July 10 (AP)--A Wisconsin man, Captain O. Howard of Eau Claire, was co-pilot of the Army transport plane on which Vice President Wallace traveled to China and back. Virtually, the same crew flew Wendell Willkie around the world last year.

Captain Howard, who did not take part in the Willkie flight, filled in on the flight from Edmonton to Seattle.