AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE BOMBER STATION. England — Second Lieutenant Philip R. Howard. 19. of Norwood, co-pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress, has been awarded the Air Medal for “meritorious achievement . . coolness, courage and skill” during Eighth Air Force bombing attacks on Nazi war-making installations.

The Norwood airman is a member of the 34th Bomb Group, a unit of the Third Bombardment Division, the division cited by the President for its now historic England-Africa shuttle bombing of Messerschmitt plants at Regensburg, Germany.

LI. Howard is the son of Mrs. Vera Howard, 413 Prospect street, Norwood. Before entering the Army Air Forces he was employed as a lineman for E. W. Wiggins Airways. He is a graduate of Norwood High School.