Howard Cook began his lengthy career with the Ford Motor Co. in 1926 and attended the Henry Ford Trade School in Dearborn, Mich. Upon graduating in 1931, Cook worked as an apprentice and student mechanic in Highland Park. After his apprenticeship, Cook held a number of positions with Ford Motor Co., such as service traveler, zone manager, sales representative, and project engineer.
He passed away at age 67 in 1974.
He was inducted into the AF Fleet Hall of Fame in 2008.