Sorry I have not heard of your father. My father's name was William B. Howell, but he may have gone by Billy O. Howell. I know now that he did serve in the North Atlantic while in the Merchant Marines and in China while in the Marine Corp. I have a photo of him in the the Merchant Marines at 15 and severa in the Marines while in China with his buddies. I will try to post them in the next couple of days.