Class 1944-G

(Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers Aug. 4, 1944)

Click here for a picture of Squadron 7, Class of 44G, and here for identification of the personnel in the picture.

Click here for a picture of Squadron 9, Class of 44G, taken Mar. 21, 1944.

Albritton, Charles Edwin 
John Sineath was his instructor. He graduated from Moody Fld, GA., August 1944, S/N: O-835583. He served with the 445th Bomb Group.
2nd Lt.
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Paducah, KY in 1943
Born Sep 4 1922
Died Oct 22 1999

Allard
Name per squadron 7 picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for the squadron 7 picture.
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Allen
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Basset
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Bonawitz, Alvin Franklin 
Roman Schwartz was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Spence Field, Ga  S/N: O-833587. He served as gunnery pilot and instructor and as a U.S. Fighter Pilot in the Pacific Theatre, and adjutant Rescue Boat Squadron on Okinawawa. He made a career of the Air Force, retiring as a Lt. Col. and a full Colonel from the Reserve in August of 1972.
He is in the Squadron 7 picture above.
Katherine "Mae" Bonawitz, wife

Of Carlisle, PA.
Dec. 17, 1923 – May 14, 2007 See Find-A-Grave

Boyd, J. F. 3rd 
Roman Schwartz was his instructor. He graduated from Moody Field, GA.   S/N: O-835592. He is in the Squadron 7 picture above.
Memphis, TN in 1943

Breazeale, Jefferson Ingram/Ingraham?
 
 

Brook
Name per squadron 7 picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for the squadron 7 picture.
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Cloud, Silas W. 
Silas went to Basic at Cochran Field, Macon, and graduated from Moody Field, GA. S/N: O-835607. He went to the 8th Air Force and flew B-17’s in the 305th Bombardment Group, 364th Bomb Sqdn. He completed his missions and was discharged at the end of the war. He received the Air Medal. Click here for more information and pictures.
1LT, then Major

Ann Wilkerson Cloud, wife.

Born Eldorado, Ill. Later of Orlando, Fla.

Davis, M. J. 
 
 

Dearlove, Arthur James 
Graduated from Moody Fld, Ga. Took B-17 training in FL and B-29 training in Nebraska. Served in So. Pacific on Guam, Tinian and Okinawa. 1st Lt.
Francis Dearlove – wife
Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Derks, Wayne Gordon 
He graduated from Spence Field, GA as F.O. T-64401. Have no service information. Later was flying as a commercial pilot. See FindAGrave — if same man, he stayed in the service for Korean War and was promoted to Major.
Grand Rapids, MI.

Jan. 14, 1924-May 5, 1984 (buried in Rock Hill, SC).

De Vries, John Atwood 
Grad Basic at Macon, Ga and Advanced at Moultrie, GA (S/N: O-834957). Assigned to the 35th Fighter Gp in Japan during the post war occupation flying P-51’s. Stayed in with multiple assignments and retired after 29 yrs. Colonel
Mary de Vries, wife.

Of Colorado Spgs, Col.

Donner, Garrett Henry 
 
 

Dossette, Thomas Kimball 
 
 

Estabrook
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Gellert
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Gittens
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Grieras
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Haber, Martin 
S/N: T-064194. Flight Officer.
"He was an award-winning skeet shooter and a private pilot as well as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II." from his obituary in the Monroe-Woodbury-Tuxedo, NY Photo News. Click here for a group picture
Born Oct. 29, 1924, in New York City
Died March 22, 2012

Hall
Name per squadron 7 picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for the squadron 7 picture.
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Hayes, F. O. 
 
 

Houston
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Hutchins
Name per picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for a group picture
 

Jackman
Name per picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for a group picture. He is also in the Squadron 7 picture above.
 

Jaster
Name per picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for a group picture. He is also in the Squadron 7 picture above.
 

Johnson, Ernest Manning 
 
 

Jones, Robert Stanley 
 

Joseph, Adolph Davis "Jack"
Alf Clay was his instructor at Douglas, He had Basic at Warner-Robbins, GA and Advanced at Moody Fld, GA. Flew a B-24 in the Pacific during WWII and a AT-6 during the Korean War. Retired as a LTC. Click here for his bio and pictures (as a PDF)
Julia Joseph, wife

Of Prattville, AL

Keany
Name per picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for a group picture. He is also in the Squadron 7 picture above.
 

Kell, John B. 
Went to Cochran Fld, Macon, GA for basic and Spence Fld in Moultrie, Ga for Advanced. He was on assignment to fly B-25’s in the Phillipines when the orders were cancelled on V.J. day.
Jean Kell, wife.

Of Wyomissing, PA

Kelsey, Francis August 
He is pictured in the Squadron 7 picture above.
 

Kennedy
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Kintzing
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Kralik, Andrew John 
 
 

Kramme, Paul E. Jr. 
He was a B-24 bomber pilot, per his obituary on FindAGrave
Sep. 13, 1923
Jan. 24, 2007
Of Monroeville, NJ

Krieger, John Edward 
S/N: O-835358.
He was a fighter pilot with the 318th Fighter Group 333rd Fighter Squadron flying his missions from Ie Shima in the Okinawa area and was lost in a flying accident on the 31st of July 1945.

1st Lt.
From Michigan

Lusk, George William Jr. 
 

Maloney
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Manchester, William
Graduated Moody. Was trained in B-17s. He was delayed in getting an assignment and eventually went to Lincoln NE as a substitute for airplane commander (when an airplane commander dropped out, he and his crew would be substituted). But the War in Europe ended before he got an assignment. So he was then trained for Air Sea Rescue in the Pacific. When B-29’s coming back from Japan had to ditch, he was to drop boats to pilots (boat attached under his plane). But before he was sent to the Pacific, the War in the Pacific ended.
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He is also in the Squadron 7 picture above.
Lives in Lavonia, MI. (2015)

Marshall, Douglas Madison 
Basic at Cochran Fld, Ga and Advanced at Moody Fld, Ga. Assigned to the 15th AF, 505th Bomb Gp on Tinian where he flew 10 combat missions before war’s end. Click here for a group picture
Peggy Marshall, wife.

Of Charleston, W.Va.

McClure, Charles LeRoy 
He was a B-29 pilot with the 9th Bomb Group 99th Bomb Squadron flying his missions from the island of Tinian in the Central Pacific.

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2nd Lt.
From New York.

McKewen, C. W. 
 
 

McTeer, Harold M. 
Washed out at Douglas.
 

Meredith, Richard L. 
 

Moore, George Burnette 
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He also appears in the Squadron 7 picture above.
 

Motaes, Harold L. 
 

Neyhart, Robert W. 
John Sineath was his instructor. He washed out in Basic. Click here for a group picture

Nugen
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Raasch
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Roche, George Russell 
He is in the Squadron 7 picture above.
 

Ruggerio
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Scammacca, Ignazio Jack 
Enlisted Dec. 7, 1942
From New York County, New York

Scammacca, Saverio Antonio "Richard"
He was a pilot in the Pacific Theatre, receiving the Air Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the "Purple Heart". He flew the India, Burma, China route over the Himalayas and was a longstanding member of the Hump Pilot’s Association [per his obituary in Times Union, The (Albany, NY) – Tuesday, November 20, 2007.] Click here for a group picture
Jul. 20, 1924-Nov. 18, 2007,
Buried Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Schuylerville
Saratoga County

Schliffman
Name per squadron 7 picture in possession of former cadet William Manchester. Click here for the squadron 7 picture.
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Smith, Ernest B.
May have been a cadet here. He is pictured 2nd from left with John Bassee and Silas Cloud in this photograph at Douglas. May have gone into B-29s as an Ernest B. Smith is shown here in the 346th Bomb Group, 462nd Bomb Sqdn. He is also pictured in the Squadron 7 picture above.
 

Spires, Francis
May have been a cadet here. He is pictured 1st on right with John Bassee and Silas Cloud in this photograph at Douglas. He became a P-51 pilot. See FindAGrave .
Born April 30, 1922
Died Dec. 18, 2006
From Conway, Horry County, SC

Starr, Robert Huie 
Lewis McDonald was his primary instructor.
 

Taylor, George 
 
 

Thomas, Ned
He took Basic training at Macon and Advanced training at Moody.  Then he went to Instructor Pilot School at San Antonio, TX.  He was an instructor pilot for a while then flew a C-46 to the China-Burma-India theater and flew the Hump. Click here for a photo of him at Douglas with his Stearman. He is also in the Squadron 7 picture above.
Click here for an article (a PDF) about getting to know him written by his daughter

Thompson
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Triniko, W. H. R. 
 
 

Trivette, Jack Schultz 
Enlisted December 10, 1942. See FindAGrave
From Forsyth County, North Carolina
Born Dec. 5, 1923
Died Jan. 7, 2015 in Winston-Salem

Trombley, Dale J.
He graduated from Moody Field with class 44G, S/N: O-835725. Was a pilot with the 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron. 2LT
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Turner, George Frederick 
 
 

Wade, Lyle Vincent 
Graduated from Moody Fld, Ga. S/N: O-835727. He was in the 305th Bomb Group, 365th Bomb Sqdn flying B-17s in Europe, per http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/152634.
1st Lt.

Air Medal

Walls, P. A. 
 
 

Weber, George Bowman Jr. 
 
 

Whitmire
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