Drafted into the Army on May 15, 1941, Howard Fogg was assigned to the 4th Armored Division at Watertown in upper New York State. But the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor changed his life. The Army Air Corps needed pilots, so with his keen vision and sense of duty Howard requested a transfer. He received basic flight training at Parks Air College in St. Louis, primary training at Vance Airbase in Enid, Oklahoma, and finished his schooling at Foster Field in Victoria, Texas.
1st Row (sitting) Beveridge, Bissell, Burton, Smith, Ericson, Bogard, Martin, Slaughter, Bredthauer, Holder, Davis L.D., Bergren
2nd Row (kneeling) Fox, Perino, McGraw, Berry, Whitney, Ford, Madigan, Santry, DeMont, Cowan, Dyas, Crowell, Conley, Elliott, Butler
3rd Row (standing) Danahy, Davis C.E., Benson, Ewing, Griffith, Clark, Brown, Gerst, Emmert, Chiodo, Cross, Buckles, Bowsher, Fogg
4th Row (back row) Simpson-Dispatcher, Capt. Eck, Lts. Kroll, McCain, Oliver, Richie, Blanchard, Schmidt, Beal, Anderson, McVey-Dispatcher