Norman Howes - Chief Stoker -

It therefore seemed almost a matter of routine when Chief Stoker Norman Howes of Saskatoon donned breathing apparatus and anti-flash gear to enter the burning boiler room and quell the blaze. (from U-Boats Against Canada)

HOWES, Norman, Chief Stoker (X-21478) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Magog - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 April 1945 and London Gazette of 26 March 1945.
Home: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
HOWES. Norman, X-21478, CPO/Stk, RCN, MID~[21.4.45]

"This rating showed great devotion to duty, great coolness and good judgement, with disregard to personal safety, in an encounter with the enemy. Even when the fate of the ship was unknown, he proceeded below to number two boiler room to extinguish a fire and remained in charge thereafter."

Chief Stoker Howes actions are described on page 239 of the book "U-Boats Against Canada".

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