Roll of Honor

Midshipmen entering the gates of Columbia University, circa 1943.

Howard George Weinberg

  • School: Columbia College
  • Class Year: 1944
  • War: World War II
  • Date of Death: April 6, 1945

Second Lieutenant Howard George Weinberg, 427th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Forces, died on April 6, 1945. Awarded a Purple Heart, he is buried at Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium.

Howard George Weinberg


HOWARD GEORGE WEINBERG Howie was tall, gentle, mischievous, and charming. Mom used to say he feigned helplessness because it attracted girls. He was his father’s dream, his mother’s hope, everyone’s hero. World War II came to our door. Howie enlisted in the Army Air Force. He became a bombardier, and was sent overseas. When he was on a mission over Germany in April, 1945, two B-17s in his formation collided, both went down, everyone died. Howie was twenty-three years old. The War in Europe would be over in a month. It was a tragedy of such proportion that all our lives were changed forever. Gone was that infectious laughter. Gone was the gaiety, the twinkle, the fun we had when Howie was home. We once had been a joyous family. We took it for granted. But nothing -- ever -- was the same again. Lois Weinberg Brown Howie’s little sister December 16, 2008

- Lois Brown

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