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Name: Malcolm Clifford Howell
Country: USA
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 208
Victories: 5
Born: 01 December 1895
Place of Birth: Boonton, New Jersey, USA
Died: 11 June 1976
Place of Death:

Bedford, New York, USA

After working in his father's real estate business for a couple of months, Malcolm Clifford Howell, a native of Boonton, New Jersery, joined the Royal Flying Corps in July 1917. He was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on prob.) on 27 Nov 1917. After training, he was posted to 208 Squadron in France but was injured in a crash on 15 May 1918. When he recovered, he rejoined his squadron and scored 5 victories flying the Sopwith Camel.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Jul 1918 0950 208 Sopwith Camel (D6534) 1 Rumpler C (DES) S of Estaires
2 31 Jul 1918 1145 208 Sopwith Camel (D9402) Pfalz D.III (DES) Henin-Lietard
3 13 Sep 1918 0750 208 Sopwith Camel (E7172) DFW C (OOC) S of Henin-Lietard
4 26 Sep 1918 1825 208 Sopwith Camel (E1535) Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of St. Quentin
5 05 Oct 1918 1250 208 Sopwith Camel (E7172) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Fonsommes-Croix

1 Shared with Lt James White and Lt GA Wightman
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