He received an Associate's Degree from Southwestern State University in Weatherford, OK. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. He was a trained aircraft and engine maintenance technician. After training, he was shipped overseas and was part of the China-Burma-Indian theater for 13 months. He flew gasoline and supplies to many areas including China, Burma, Venezuela and India during World War II.
After over 20 years of service to our country, Howerton retired from the military on July 31, 1961. He received numerous ribbons, medals, and citations as a military Flight Engineer.
Howerton was married in 1955 and passed away on February 14, 2003. The flag from his funeral was donated to the Talbot Library and Museum by his wife, Dorotha Howerton, on October 14, 2003.
We salute Doyle Howerton for his service to our great country!
You may see more of Howerton's story, his funeral flag and photo when you visit the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK!