Veterans' Memorial Project

Howard Stanley Ellmore

Easton, IL

World War II

College: Communications

Graduation Year: 1939

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Colonel

Date of Birth: 04/25/1917

Date of Death: 01/03/1946

Colonel Ellmore served with the Headquarters Squadron as Commanding Officer of the 417th Bomber Group, Light, known to have sunk at least one Japanese transport. He was killed while piloting an A-20a bomber in a raid on Japanese shipping over Lingayan Gulf in the Philippines. During earlier service on New Guinea and other islands in the Netherlands East Indies, Colonel Ellmore had published several articles on flying and had patented a few inventions. An airfield in the Philippines has been named in his honor. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. He was awarded the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, March, 1946, and Web site above

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