Oh, by the way. About 2 years ago, I was in contact with Howard's commanding officer, Lt. Gilbert E. Lindloff. He has since passed on, but he did provide me several pictures of the tank crew members under his command. Attached to this reply is what is believed to be the last, if not the last picture of some of the men KIA on 10/18/44. I do not know what Howard looked like, but I have labeled many of the other crew men in the picture including Otto Hesselbarth, and George Lopes. Perhaps you'd be able to find Howard?