Air Vice Marshal George Roberts Howsam, CB, MC (29 January 1895 –16 April 1988) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 13 victories. Serving in the newly formed Royal Canadian Air Force in the inter-war years, Howsam served as the RCAF's Director of Training during World War II.Early life and service
George Roberts Howsam's parents were George and Ida Cutting Howsam. The younger George Howsam joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force right out of high school, on 23 March 1916. He gave his home address as Rural Route 4, Port Perry, Ontario. He is described as being a Methodist, five feet six inches tall, blue eyed, with fair complexion. He served successively with the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, CEF and the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, CEF. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in Spring 1917, while he was still in Canada; he trained at Deseronto and Camp Borden.World War I aerial service
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