From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Curtis W. Howard

Lieutenant (junior grade) Curtiss William Howard, USN, was born on Guam, 31 August 1917 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1938. He served on board Pensacola (CA-24) and Greer (DD-145), and at the Pensacola Naval Air Station prior to being assigned to Torpedo Squadron 3 in April 1941. He was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism when despite overwhelming opposition, he gallantly pressed home his attack against a Japanese aircraft carrier in the battle of Midway on 4 June 1942.

The name Curtiss W. Howard was assigned to DE-752 on 3 September 1943, but construction was canceled on 1 September 1944.
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Date: 25 Oct 1998