Class 1942-F

(Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers July, 1942)

Abramson, Stanley S.
Enlisted November 07, 1941 as aviation cadet.
Born 1918.
From Chester County, South Carolina
Adams, Clyde P.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated in class of 42G, S/N: O-790605. He served in 324th Fighter Grp 316th Fighter Sqdn and transferred to 33rd Fighter Grp 059th Fighter Sqdn.
Lt.
Asbury, Wilburn
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. S/N; O-789891. He served in 12th Air Force, 57 Bombardment Wing, 321st Bomber Grp 445th Bomber Sqdn (B-25 bomber pilot)
Capt.
Bakalar, Aaron A.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated Spence field, S/N: O-791041 in the class of 42G. Retired disabled Dec 19 1944.
2LT
From NY
Balmore, George M.

381st Bomber Grp. Killed in action. Air Medal & 2 Oak Leaf Clusters & Purple Heart from findagrave.com.

TSGT
From NY
Born Aug. 4, 1917
Died Jan. 11, 1944 buried Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale, NY
Barr, John C.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Served in Alaska with the 11th Air Force. See his obituary at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ nwitimes/obituary.aspx? page=lifestory&pid=148133570
He won the Air Medal twice for hazardous flying in the Alaska-Aleutian Theater and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Capt.
Born 1919 in NYC
Died January 27, 2011
in Indiana
Bazemore, Howard M. Jr.
Graduated from Midland AAFd (class of 42-09) S/N: O-661581 as a bombardier. Served with 11th Bomber Grp 98th Bomber Sqdn as a bombardier. Missing in Action May 4, 1944 (MACR #04622) after leaving from Eniwetok Atoll on a bombing mission on Ponape Island.
Capt.
From AL
Becker, Warren Edward
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Served in Japan and was killed in flying accident there on Sept 11, 1947. See http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zGaUywhRB9l52Rpm1HvmEg for his wedding picture. See FindAGrave.com
Major
From Indiana.
Born Jun. 11, 1920
Died Sep. 11, 1947
Beers, Robert L.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic.
Bell, William D.
Bingham, Amherst W.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduaed S/N: O-790611. Served with 50th Fighter Grp 313th Fighter Sqdn and was killed in a flying accident on Dec 12, 1942 in Florida while flying P-40E.
2LT
From NY
Bixler, Ralston E.
Graduated with the class of 42-11 as a navigator, S/N: O-728163. Served with 91st Bomber Grp 401st Bomber Sqdn as a navigator and was missing in action on Jan 02, 1943.
2LT
From NJ
Blessing, Joseph C.
Graduated with the class of 42-13 at the bombardier school in Midland, Texas, S/N: O-664730. Served with 345th Bomber Grp 501st Bomber Sqdn as a navigator/bombardier.
1LT
From NJ
Braine, John B.
Broadhurst, Jack L.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Served with 345th Bomber Grp 499th Bomber Sqdn as a B-25 pilot.
Carey, George Thomas
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated as a navigator from Turner Field class of 42-10, S/N: O-790939. Retired disabled on February 7, 1945 and died December 18, 1948.
1LT
Clinkscales, Ray C.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school in Dothan, Alabama, S/N: O-790796. Served with 500th Bomber Grp 833RD Bomber Sqdn as a B-29 pilot.
CPT
From SC
Crane, John L. Jr.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42-11 at the navigator school at Turner Field, S/N: O-791569 served with 090th Bomber Grp 400th Bomber Sqdn as a B-24 navigator and was missing in action on Jan 22, 1943.
2LT
From NY
Cromartie, Henry L. Jr.
Served with 310th Bomber Grp 380th Bomber Sqdn in the Mediterranean Theater.
LT
Cronk, Hugh E.
Graduated with the class of 42-11 at the navigator school at Turner Field, S/N: O-729608. Served with 090th Bomber Grp 320th Bomber Sqdn as a B-24 navigator in the Southwest Pacific.
LT
Curtis, John W.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Served with 090th Bomber Grp 400th Bomber Sqdn in the Southwest Pacific.
CPT
Danser, John A.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Dederick, Loren A.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Dillinger, John L.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school in Dothan, Alabama, S/N: O-790808. Served with 303rd Bomber Grp 427th Bomber Sqdn as a B-17 pilot.
LT
Distelman, Jacob
Doss, Samuel C.
Downer, Charles P.
Droppa, Cyril
Went to basic at Shaw Field, SC. Ed Goodman was his Instructor at Douglas.
Easterlin, Merrill L.
Went to basic at Shaw Field, SC. Ed Goodman was his Instructor at Douglas. Later, he took Ed for his first flight over “the Hump”.
Englehard, Charles W.
Went to basic at Shaw Field, SC. Ed Goodman was his Instructor at Douglas.
English, William K.
Fidler, Douglas Lee
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Moody Field. Served with 310th Bomber Grp as a pilot in the Mediterranean Theater.
LT
Fineman, Ernest
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-790329. Served with 321st Bomber Grp 447th Bomber Sqdn as a pilot in the Mediterranean Theater.
1LT
Franklin, John Warren
Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-791202. Served with the 17th Bomber Grp 432nd Bomber Sqdn as a B-26 pilot and was killed in action on Jan 7, 1943.
2LT
From LA
Freydberg, Irwin George
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. S/N: O-500544. Served with the 4th Ferrying Group based at Memphis, TN
LT
Glitz, Wilbur D.
Goldenberg, Herbert W.
Served at Selman Army Air Field as a pilot flying navigator cadets around Louisiana and the Gulf Of Mexico.
1LT
Griffin, Edmond W.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Trained at Reno Army Air Base learning to fly the C-46 transport plane.
Grimm, Bennett Holly
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-790335. Served with 319th Bomber Grp as a pilot in the Mediterranean Theater.
1LT
From WV
Hamer, James S. Jr.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Hanna, Malcolm C.
O’Rear Treadaway was his Instructor, whom he describes as a patient instructor. He went to Basic at Shaw Field, SC. and Moody for Advanced. Then checked out in A-20’s at Key Field in Meridian, Miss. After six months of training, he flew to North Africa via South America. He was assigned to B-25’s with the 310th Bomb Group in North Africa.
Back in the U.S. he was assigned to ferry planes, mostly P-51’s and P-38’s from factories to their U.S. destinations. After discharge, he became a high school teacher.Click here for his picture.
Hargis, James H. Jr.
Haynes, Charles C Jr.
Hilliard, Thomas H.
He “washed out” at Douglas.
Hoey, Bernard M.
Holch, Samuel V.
Hughes, William G.
Washed out at Douglas. Returned to Maxwell (the southeast regional flying base).
Ifert, William E.
Isaac, Robert P.
Jamison, Ellis M.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Johnston, Douglas Doris
Graduated at the navigator school at Turner Field on July 4, 1942, S/N: O-790246. Served with the 96th Bomber Grp 339th Bomber Sqdn as a B-17 navigator and became prisoner of war on July 28, 1943, incarcerated at Luft Stalag 3.
2LT
From LA
Keller, Henry Heilman
Graduated at the navigator school at Turner Field on July 4, 1942, S/N: O-790251. Served in N. Africa as a B-17 navigator and became a prisoner of war. Was incarcerated at Luft Stalag 3.
1LT
From PA
Keller, Robert W.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Kinberger, Edwin F. Jr.
Krone, Robert M. Penn
Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-790358. Served with 319th Bomber Grp as a pilot in the Mediterranean Theater. Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a F-105 pilot over North Vietnam on 22 December 1965. On that date, Major Krone led a flight of F-105 aircraft against a hostile missile site. See http://www.liberty1st.org/honorroll/citation_detail.asp?ID=1649
Major
Lafko, John W.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Stayed in the service after the War. On Aug 19, 1951, he was in a flying accident in Detroit, MI when flying out of Bergstrom Army Airfield in TX in a F-84E.
Lafko, Theodore A.
Served in the Air Transport Command at Tezpur India flying transport planes full of supplies into China over the Himalayan Mountains (AKA: The Hump)
Capt.
From NY
Sept. 11, 1919-Dec 1, 1981
Lalor, Charles K. Jr.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Lieb, John J.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F, S/N: O-790856. Served in the Pacific with the 307th Bomber Grp 371st Bomber Sqdn as a B-24 pilot and later with the 11BG 26th Bomber Sqdn.
1LT.
Retired on April 1 1966 as a Lt Col USAF.

From IA

Livingston, Clyde M.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F, S/N: O-790684. Served as a B-24 pilot in the 486th Bomber Grp 834th Bomber Sqdn and later with the 493BG 862th Bomber Sqdn.
CPT
From NC
Lytle, Richard C.
Martens, Roland F.
Washed out at Douglas.He went to University of Wisconsin (see http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu). It is likely that he was born 18 Aug 1915 in Wisconsin and died 11 Jul 1997 in Hennepin County, MN, U.S.A., and it is likely he is buried in Section 13, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Hennepin County, MN. (See FindaGrave.com)
McCabe, Earl L.

Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Served as a B-24 pilot in the 486th Bomber Grp 834th Bomber Sqdn. See
http://www.486th.org/BS834/McCabe.htm

CPT
McCluskey, Murray P. “Jack”
He had Basic at Shaw Field. He graduated and flew Bombers in Europe. As a civilian he was in the Insurance Business.
Of Pittsburgh, PA.
Died: February, 1976
McCormick, Robert J.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-790376. Served with 310th Bomber Grp 380th Bomber Sqdn as a pilot in the Mediterranean Theater and became a prisoner of war on May 21, 1943 in Germany.
1LT
From DE
McGinnis, Robert H.
McKowen, John Jr.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Meyer, Edward T.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Miller, Armour Conway
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F, S/N: O-790699. Instructed at Shaw Field, South Carolina. Arrived overseas to the Mediterranean Theater in August 1943. Served as a P-38 fighter pilot in the 1st Fighter Grp 27th Fighter Sqdn flying in the Mediterranean Theater. For his picture, see http://www.fold3.com/document/37137230/. Silver Star,
Distinguished Flying Cross,
Air Medal w/6 Oak Leaf Clusters – he was an “Ace” shooting down 6 enemy planes. See http://acesofww2.com/USA/aces/miller/
CPT
From NY
Mills, Seymour H.
Enlisted 11/06/1941 Columbia, SC. Served as a C-46 pilot in the 2nd Combat Cargo Group 8th CCS in the China Burma Theater.
LT
Born NY in 1919
Minor, Ralph L.
Monlezun, Alvin J.
Served in the 30th Infantry Division 119th Regiment Co. K and was killed on October 10, 1944 in Germany.
1LT
From Louisiana
Moysinger, Homer E.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Nance, John Wesley
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F, S/N: O-790704. Served as a B-24 pilot in the 464th Bomber Grp 776th Bomber Sqdn.
LTC
From NC
Ring, Stephen
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Taught gunnery and was assigned to instrument training. See bio.
Retired as Colonel in 1961
Simon, Paul A.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F at Moody Field, S/N:
O-790883. Served as a B-17 pilot in the England with the 305th Bomber Grp 422nd Bomber Sqdn and was missing in action on May 9, 1943.
1LT
From PA
Simpson, Joseph E.
Singer, Donald M. Jr.
Sollers, John A.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Stein, Jerome
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Stephens, James Clayton
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F at Moody Field, S/N: O-790885. Served as a B-26 pilot with the 320th Bomber Grp 443rd Bomber Sqdn.
LT
Strong, William H.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic
Taffe, John V.
Graduated with 42C at the Officers Candidate School in Miami Beach, Florida, S/N: O-562174. Served as a Special Services Officer with the 307th Bomber Grp 372nd Bomber Sqdn and was killed in a flying accident on March 20, 1944 while riding in a transport plane near New Caledonia.

1LT

From NY

Taylor, Peter D.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-790419. Served with 321st Bomber Grp 446th Bomber Sqdn as a pilot in the Mediterranean Theater.
1LT
Thomas, Roger S.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-790423. Served with 38th Air Depot Group as a pilot in the Mediterranean Theater and was killed in a flying accident on July 9, 1944 in Italy.
CPT
Thurlow, Everett Beach
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F. Served as a B-24 pilot with the 5th Bomber Grp 31st Bomber Sqdn. Retired USAF. See http://www.31stbombers.org/brief-history.html
MAJ
From Lee, Maine
Torrens, William J.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F, S/N: O-790736? Served as a B-29 pilot with the 505th Bomber Grp 482nd Bomber Sqdn. Retired USAF.
CPT
Turcotte, John O. L.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school at Turner Field, S/N: O-790427. Served with 38th Bomber Grp 405th Bomber Sqdn as a pilot in the Southwest Pacific and was Missing in Action on November 27, 1944.
2LT
From NY
Walker, John H.
Washburn, Frank Johnson
Graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 42-14 at Victorville Army Air Field (Calif) S/N: O-731433. He was first assigned to B-24’s with the 307th Bomb Group and reassigned to the 11th Bomb Group 98th Squadron, with which he was lost in the South Pacific on January 20, 1944 with the Charles E. Hopkins crew.
(MACR #1904)
2LT
From Maine.
See FindaGrave
Wdowka, Carl J.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. He crashed at Barksdale Field, LA in B-26A #41-7448 on October 20, 1942. He was training with the 335TH Bomb Group 475th Bomb Squadron and apparently crashed on the field. According to the Tipton Tribune newspaper dated Oct 23 1942 (page 6) he died in the station hospital on the 21st of October along with his copilot.
Died: Oct. 21, 1942
Wideman Jr., Thomas B.
He washed out at Douglas. He went into Anti-aircraft, 41st Sqdn.
Died: 1957
Wilbert, Irwin P.
Graduated with 42F at Spence Field, S/N: O-790743. Served as a P-40 pilot with the 324th Fighter Grp 316th Fighter Sqdn.
1LT
Woodman, George C.
Went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training: Basic. Graduated with 42F at Moody Field, S/N: O-790891. Served as a B-17 pilot with the 303rd Bomber Grp 359th Bomber Sqdn and was killed in a flying accident on March 3, 1944 while flying an RAF Havoc light bomber in Ireland.
1LT
From NH

Wynens, Walter H.
Graduated with 42F at Moody Field, S/N: O-790892. Served with the 27th Bomber Grp 17th Bomber Sqdn and was killed in a flying accident on September 11, 1942 while piloting an RAF Havoc light bomber in Louisiana.
2LT
From GA
Zalonka, Charles Carl
Graduated at the bombardier school at Hobbs Army Air Field on November 21, 1942, S/N: O-733573. Served in Italy with the 99th Bomber Grp 346th Bomber Sqdn as a B-17 bombardier.
1LT
From PA
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