Class 1942-J

(Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers Nov. 10, 1942)

Bentley, James Michael
Advanced at Turner Fld, Ga. S/N: O-792499. Piloted B-24s with the 376th Bomb Grp 514th Bomb Sqdn in the Mediterranean Theater. See www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/bentley_james_crew.html
Dunkirk, N.Y.
Blount, Winton Malcolm Jr.
Basic at Shaw Fld, SC and Advanced at Turner Fld, Albany, Ga.
Union Springs, AL
Denlinger, Carl Martin
Basic at Shaw Fld, SC. Was a B-25 pilot with the “The Air Apaches” of 345th Bomber Grp 499th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the South-West Pacific Area. Apparently, he went on to develop equipment for crop dusting aircraft.
2LT
From  OH
Devlin, Paul Edward
Advanced at Turner Fld, Ga. S/N: O-792879. He was a B-25 pilot with the 12th Bomber Grp 82nd Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean Theater. See
http://airforcehistoryindex.org/data/000/115/755.xml
LT
From Elmhurst, N.Y.
Egbert, Howard Deeter
Advanced at Turner Fld, Ga. S/N: O-793214
Fariello, Frank N.
Basic at Shaw Fld, SC and Advanced at Turner Fld, Albany, Ga. was a P-39 pilot with the 35th Fighter Grp 41st Fighter Sqdn flying missions in the South-West Pacific Area.
CPT during War. Later Lt. Col.
Originally from  NY
Lois Fariello, wife.
Of  Palo Alto, CA
Faroe, Edward Ellis

Basic at Shaw Fld, SC. He appears to have graduated at Turner Field, for he was involved in a minor landing accident in a North American BC-1A on September 17, 1942. He became a B-17 pilot with the 385th Bomber Grp 549th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in Europe. He received the DFC: click here for a photo and newspaper article.

Capt.
Flushing, NY
Frear, Robert H.
Fradel was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-793604. He was killed Nov. 20, 1942 in a P-39D (S/N: 41-7069) (see http://www.usaafdata.com/). He was 26 and a former chief announcer of WIBX, Utica, N. Y. His P-39 plane crashed as he was about to land (http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1942/1942-11-30-BC.pdf).
Ghiselin, Clark Moore

Click here for a group picture.
Fradel was his instructor at Douglas.
Of Dade City, Florida.
Born May 13, 1920; Died Mar. 28, 1992.
Gibson, Walter M.
Washed out at Douglas and became a bombardier (S/N: O-734335). He was in the 100th Bomb Gp. and had 13 missions over Germany in B-17’s. He also flew in Korea and retired as a Captain in 1965.
Minnie Gibson, wife.
Of Goldsboro, NC
Greever, Edgar Phillip
Basic at Shaw Fld, SC and Advanced at Turner Fld, Albany, Ga. He flew 60 missions over Burma in a B-25. Captain. Click here for his biographical letter (opens as a PDF).
Lucie Greever, wife

Of Burke’s Garden, Va

Grenier, Walter Jean
Basic at Shaw Fld, SC. S/N: O-793319. He became a pilot in the 100th Bomb Gp. On Sept. 6, 1943, he was flying a mission to Stuttgart, when his B-17F (S/N: 42-30345) with a crew of 10 was shot down by fighters over Colmar France (MACR #687). He became a P.O.W. in Stalag Luft 7A near Nurenburg, Germany. He remained a P.O.W. for 2 years. After the War, he attained the rank of captain in the Army Reserves. He obtained a doctorate in psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and went on to supervise a youth home and perform other public services. See https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=2025&Itemid=122 for more information.
Flushing, NY
Born Oct. 31, 1917, in Bordeaux, France.
Died Feb. 12, 2012, in Ellsworth, Maine.
Harbin, James H.
Charles Stanton was his instructor. He had basic at Shaw Fld, SC.
Atlanta, GA
Harkness, Orlo V.
Paul Walker was his instructor. Basic at Shaw Fld, SC and Advanced at Turner Fld, Albany, Ga. He had a 29 year career in The Air Force. This included flying the ‘Hump’ and also flying Air Force One, for a total of 13,500 hours.
Maxine Harkness, wife

Of Leesburg, VA

Haver, John E.
He became a navigator (S/N: O-796998) in the 308th Bomb Gp 373rd Bomb Sqdn. Haver was killed May 28, 1944 when his B-24J, #42-73309 “Trouble Maker,” crashed neat Kweilin, China on its way back to a forward base after a sea search mission in the South China Sea. (MACR #05348). Click here for Find-A-Grave information.
Heinold, R. C.
Charles Stanton was his instructor. He had basic at Shaw Fld, SC. and Advanced at Turner Fld, Albany, Ga. S/N: O-793336
From New York.
Highhouse, Elwood L.
John Fradel was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated: S/N: O-793338. He died from non combat in a P-39N (S/N: #42-9305) on Mar. 26, 1943 (http://www.usaafdata.com/search?page=736).

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2nd Lt.
Jamestown Chautauqua County, NY
Johnson, Albert C.
Washed out at Douglas and became a bombardier in B-17’s in the 379th Bomber Grp 524th Bomber Sqdn. S/N: O-733315. He was shot down over Germany on July 7, 1943 and became a POW in Luft Stalag 3 (MACR #01766).
Nell Johnson, wife.
2LT
Originally of FL, later of LaGrange, GA
McGlaughlin, James J.
Buddy Hasell was his instructor. He had Basic at Macon, GA and Advanced at Napier Fld, Al. He served in the Middle East and Africa with the A.T.C. flying C-47’s. 1st. Lt.
St. Louis, MO
Nice, Robert Andrew
Fradel was his instructor at Douglas. He was in the 14th A.F. 341st Bomb Gp, 11th Bomb Sqdn flying B-25’s in the China-India-Burma Theater. (He is a witness in MACR #1631 for crash of B-25 S/N: 41-30457.)

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Born April 13, 1920, in Queens, N.Y.
See his May 10, 2010 obit for much more information.
Oriento, Alberic DeLaet
Advanced at Turner Fld, Ga. S/N: O-792820
Mamaroneck, NY
Pearson, Rowland
Basic at Shaw Fld, SC and Advanced at Turner Fld, Albany, Ga. He spent nine month in India flying the cargo version of the B-24 servicing the 20th A.F. in China. He flew 68 round trips over the “Hump”, most of it on instruments. Retired from the reserves as a Major. Click here for his bio as a PDF (opens in a new window).
Beverly Pearson, wife
Of Zellwood, Fl
Simpson, William Monroe, Jr.
Basic at Shaw Fld, SC and Advanced at Turner Fld, Albany, Ga., S/N: O-793384. On Apr. 12, 1944 he was killed in a flying accident in Georgia.
Pittsburg, PA
Sparks, Herbert Paul
He died in an accident while ferrying aircraft.
Swedesboro, NJ
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