Class 1944-H

(Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers Sept. 8, 1944)

Click here to see a picture of:

Squadron 1, Class of 1944-H

Squadron 4, Class of 1944-H

Anderson, Robert Edgar
Instructor – Walt Kuehner, 2nd. Lt., Graduated from Moody Field Ga., B-24 Pilot. He assembled a crew at Boise, Ida. Then the war was over and he was discharged.
Wife-Patricia Anderson.
of Peekskill NY

Bacon, Edwin Dudley Sr.
Graduated Napier Field AL, S/N: O-836957
 

Beaudry, Rene P.
Enlisted February 22, 1943.
From Worecester County, MA

Bertschi, James M. 
Graduated Moody GA, S/N: T-65918
 

Bowles, Donald "Bruce"
2nd Lt., Checked out in P-40 and B-17, S/N: T-65591. He was with the 91st Bomb Group, 324th Sqdn. Click here for a group picture

Boyer, Eugene Charles
He graduated from Moody Field, Ga. S/N: O-837442. Major, Served as B-29 Instructor. He had a 21 year career in the Air Force.
Wife-Anna B. Boyer.
Of Roswell, NM

Braun, Edward George
 
 

Brown, Clement F.
Student Officer: 1st Lt. Graduated Moody GA, O-448445. Retired as Colonel in 1970. He was awarded the Silver Star in 1950 for valor on the battlefield, in addition to the Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Born Tennille, GA March 30, 1921 – September 2, 2014, per obituary

Brown, Nicholas Milton
Graduated Napier Field AL, S/N: T-65592
 

Bryan, Cleaver
Student Officer, Washed out at Douglas
 

Campana, Ugo L. Jr.
Graduated From Napier Field Dothan AL, S/N: T-66594.

Click here for a group picture

Of Elsmere, DE.

Carpenter, Earl Chester
Instructor – Rochette. Basic at Cochran, Graduated from Moody, Ga. Checked out in B-29, Retired From Navy as Commander.
Click here to read his bio (a PDF)
Wife-Janice Carpenter.

Of Norman, OK

Carr, Alfred G.
 
 

Carr, Arch
Graduated from Moody Field, Tyndall Field and Westover Field. Was a B-24 pilot. Served in the Pacific and Japan. Click here for his bio (a PDF).
1st Lt.

Wife-Joan Carr

Christ, Donald Riordan
Instructor – Snow White. Click here for a group picture.
He enlisted in the Army in 1942. Graduated Napier Field, S/N: O-836965. Later he was in England with the Troop Carrier Command for 5 months. Then transferred to a fighter group in Europe, piloting a P-47 Thunderbolt in raids over Germany. From 1946 to 1949, he was a member of the Delaware Air National Guard.
Wife-Rita Christ.
Died Jan. 19, 2004, age 79.
Of Fallston, MD

Cifelli, John L.
 
 

Clarke, Francis William
Graduated Napier Field AL, S/N: O-836967. He was in the 7th Bomb Grp, 492 Bomb Sqdn. On Aug. 7, 1945, he was co-pilot in a C-47 that crashed in India. All 9 crew were killed (MACR #15563). See also FindAGrave.
Born Sep. 14, 1921
Died Aug. 7, 1945 (India)
From Camden County, NJ (per http://media.nara.gov/nw/305276/wwii-army-honor-list-new_jersey.pdf)

Craig, James F.
Washed out at Douglas
 

Creeden, Ralph B.
Washed out at Douglas
 

Cruice, John Marle Jr.
 
 

Davol, Roger William
Enlisted December 14, 1942. Graduated from Moody Field, Ga.
Of Dartmouth MA
Born 18 Sep 1918
Died 19 Oct 1992

Deaton, Claude T. Jr.
Washed out at Douglas
 

Debenedictus, Robert Philip
Graduated Napier Field AL, S/N: O-836970. He was in the 341st Bomb Grp, 490th Bomb Sqdn in the CBI Theatre, per http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/341st_web/intel/sqd_490/490th_personnel.htm
2nd Lt.
Born 1924.
From NJ.

DeFranco, Frank Jr.
Graduated. S/N: O-837453
 

Deglon, Andre
Graduated Moody GA, S/N: O-837454. He was still in the Air Force in 1944-1945, when he was involved in some sort of air accident.
 

Deist, Leonard Frank
From his obituary (St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) – Saturday, April 3, 1993):

Col. Leonard F. Deist, who served 43 years with the Air Force and Air Force Reserve, died Friday (April 2, 1993) of cancer at his home in Edwardsville. He was 69.

Col. Deist was born in Wood River. In World War II, he flew low-level B-29 bombing missions over Japan. In the Korean War, the Air Force recalled him to active duty.

Later, he kept flying with the Air Force Reserve. At one point, he commanded the 445th Military Airlift Wing, flying C-141 Starlifters out of Norton Air Force Base, Calif.

Col. Deist wore the wings of a command pilot and had more than 7,500 hours of flight in his logbook. In civilian life, he worked for Standard Oil in Wood River and then for the Air Force at Scott Air Force Base. He held membership in the Reserve Officers Association.

Reached rank of Col.
Of Madison Co, ILL.
Sep. 28, 1923
Apr. 2, 1993

See FindAGrave.

Dell, Jesse T.
 
 

Dennis, Robert M. Jr.
 
 

Dentler, Calvin William
1st. Lt., Instructor at Douglas was Gail Updike, Graduated from Moody Field, Ga., S/N: T-15852. He flew B-24s in the Pacific and was in Korea after WWII.
Wife-Ruth Dentler.
Born September 23, 1924. Died January 30, 2012.
Of Dover, PA

Diacumakos, James N.
Enlisted May 28, 1943 in Biloxi, Miss.
Born Pennsylvania

Doherty, Robert Harry
Instructor at Douglas was Gail Updike. Click here for a group photo. Took Advanced at Napier Field at Douthan Ala. S/N: O-836971. He may have stayed in the service after the War because he is found in a flying accident Nov. 13, 1950 in a T6 (S/N: 42-44041) when he was in the 101 Fighter Group, 133 Fighter Sqdn stationed at Grenier AFB, NH. He Crashed Belly Landing due to Weather.
Of Orlando, FL

Dolderer, George
Instructor at Douglas was Walt Kuehner. He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-06 at San Angelo AAFd in Texas on March 29, 1945.
 

Dougherty, Tom S.
 
 

Dreher, Henry A.
 
 

Dulken, John F.
Washed out at Douglas. He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-12 at Midland AAFd in Texas on September 2, 1944 and served with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron in England.
 

Eaton, Richard H.
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-12 at Midland AAFd in Texas on September 2, 1944
From NY

Eddy, Junius  
Student Officer: 2nd. Lt. Graduated Moody GA, S/N: O-863339
 

Egan, John Archibald
Graduated from Moody Field, Ga, S/N: O-837457. He was a B-29 pilot with the 505th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Squadron (VHB)
Of Pottsville, PA
Died Dec. 25, 1990

Eidahl, Duane Wendell
Graduated Moody GA, S/N: T-65853
 

Endler, Joseph Charles Jr.
Graduated Moody Field GA, S/N: T-65855
Probably born 1922 and enlisted from NJ (per enlistment records).

Englert, Preston A.
Washed out at Douglas
 

Fegyveresi, Robert B.
 
 

Ferguson, Paul Francis
Graduated Moody GA, S/N: O-837595. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Rose to rank of Major. See FindAGrave
Apr. 19, 1918-Oct. 27, 1991

Filo, Frederick Robert
Lt. Col., Graduated from Moody Field, Ga., S/N: O-837461. He served in the A.T.C. in the U.S.A. Flew B-24 and transports, died about 1986.
Wife-Doris Filo.

Of Winter Haven, FL

Filson, John Edward
Graduated Moody GA, S/N: T-65887. He may have been the John E. Filson in the Air Transport command who had a landing accident in a B-17H (S/N: 44-83583) on Dec. 22, 1945 in Parnamirimi Field, Brazil. See Accident Report
 

Fitzpatrick, Thomas J.
 
 

Flake, Ora L.
 
 

Flanagan, John F.
 
 

Ford, Orville G.
Washed out at Douglas
 

Foreman, George W. Jr.
 
 

Foster, Ray M.
Took Advanced at Napier Field at Douthan Ala. S/N: O-836975
2nd Lt.

Frank, John M.
 
 

Fratello, Michael
Enlisted at Atlantic City Feb 21, 1943.
Born Italy.

Friedman, Albert L.
 
 

Friend, Matthew Charles
He was assigned to the Pacific Theatre: Guam, Clarke Field, etc. Was First Flight Officer.
Died Nov. 11, 1990 (Veterans’ Day), age 73.
Wife: Elsie.

Frisbie, Richard Ronald
Graduated from Moody Field Ga, S/N: O-837463, Flew B-17 in British Guiana with a life boat strapped to the bottom for air-sea rescue duty. Served in the Army National Guard for 18 years after his 3-year stint in the Air Force.
Wife- Nelle Frisbie

Of Bartow, FL

Gallagher, Paul F.
 
 

Gearhart, James Johnson
Col., Instructor at Douglas was Red Copenhaver, Basic at Macon Ga, Advanced at Napier Field Dothan AL. Flew B-17 in Europe, Midair collision on second mission – able to return to England and then flew P-47. Flew a total of 264 Missions in Europe, Korea, and Vietnam. Then he was Deputy to L.T.G. Dodd Starbird and worked on the B-1, F-15 and F-16. Click here to read his bio (a PDF)
Wife- Mary Agnes Springer Gearhart.

Of Vienna, VA

George, Elmer Sidney
Graduated Moody GA, S/N: O-837465. From his obituary [Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) – Sunday, July 2, 2006]: "At the beginning of World War II he joined the Army Air Corps where he earned his wings. The war ended before he saw action. After that he moved to Utah to work at the Dugway Proving Grounds where he made many friends both civilian and servicemen."
Born 1924
Died June 30, 2006

George, Henry
 
 

Gerber, Frederick H. Sr.
 
 

Gibson, Edward Harley Jr.
 
 

Giddings, Edwin M.
Served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 – 1946 per FindAGrave
Pvt.
Born Apr 5, 1924 at Boston, MA
Died Sep. 1, 2006 at Augusta, GA

Gillam, Fred Victor
Graduated Moody GA, S/N: O-837467.
2nd Lt.
Born Mar. 3, 1925
Died May 18, 1999 Calverton, NY.
See FindAGrave

Gillette, Richard B. III
Student Officer: 2nd Lt. Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-520347
 

Giuliano, Samuel Sebastian
From his obituary [Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) – Saturday, May 17, 2003]: "He was an Army Pilot during W.W. II."
Died May 16, 2003 Somerset, N.J.
Age 79

Gogle, Alfred H. 
From his obituary [Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA) – Monday, May 28, 2012]: He "was a WWII Army veteran".
T/5
Died May 27, 2012 at Allentown, PA, Age 91, of Catasauqua.

Gooderham, William Edward
On Aug. 17, 1944 he had a landing accident in a AT-10 at Moody. Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837470.
 

Graham, Donald Elton
Graduated from Moody, GA, S/N: O-837472. Died Apr. 20, 1992.
Wife- Yvonne Graham,
Of Port Orchard, WA

Grayson, Morris G. Jr.
 
 

Grimm, Walter Reid
Graduated from Turner Field, GA (S/N: O-837930)
2nd Lt.

Gunderson, Richard R.
Possibly this Richard Raymond Gunderson on FindAGrave
 

Hadley, George O.
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-50 at Carlsbad AAFd in New Mexico on January 20, 1945
 

Haenn, Joseph Michael
Enlisted April 05, 1943 from Montgomery Co, PA
Born 1922

Hall, Leonard R. Jr.
 
 

Hallaway, Rudolph E.
 
 

Hamilton, William L.
Graduated from Columbus AAFd, MS
from TN

Hammond, Burton D.
 

Hanke, Sherman Winfred
Instructor at Douglas was Mike Sullivan, Basic at Macon GA, Graduated from Moody GA, T-65863, flew B-17 and B-29, Discharged after the war, over 26,000 hours in Stearman aircraft as a cropduster. Click here for more info (PDF).
Wife-Pat Hanke.

Of Clio, SC

Hanlin, John E.
S/N: O-837814. He was a B-29 co-pilot on the Osburn crew with the 500th Bomb Group 881st Bomb Squadron. From his obituary [Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) – Thursday, December 15, 2011]: He was a veteran of the United States Air Force for 32 years and was a pilot in World War II and Vietnam, where he received the purple heart. He ended his military career as the First Professor of Aerospace Studies at what is now Charleston Southern University.
2LT retired as Lt. Col.
Born February 13, 1924 in Atlanta, GA
Died December 14th, 2011.
Of Summerville, SC.

Hanlin, W.R.
 
 

Harms, Paul W.
 
 

Harrington, Carl R. Jr.
 
 

Harry, Edward B. Jr.
Graduated from Turner AAFd, GA. (S/N: O-837937)
 

Hartsburg, William J.
Washed out at Douglas but stayed in. He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-12 at Midland AAFd in Texas on
September 2, 1944. He attained the rank of Lt Col. See FindAGrave
Born Jun 24 1921
Died Apr 18 1999 in Westphalia, Indiana

Harvey, Bernard L.
 
 

Haskell, John L.
Instructor at Douglas was Snow White. Click here for a group picture. Advanced at Spence Field GA, washed out at Spence Field
Wife-Evelyn Haskell.
Of Ridgeland, SC

Hastings, John J.
 
 

Havrilla, Andrew J. 
Instructor at Douglas was Bill Toy, Basic at Macon GA, Washed out in Advanced Training, Transferred to Radar Observer Program.
Wife-L. Havrilla.
Of Longmeadow, MA

Henry, Francis P.
 
 

Higgins, Leo M. Jr.
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-12 at San Angelo AAFd in Texas on September 2, 1944
 

Hill, Harry Fernando
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837478
 

Hines, Harold G.
 
 

Hippensteel, Howard Jason
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837480. He was in the 380th Bomb Group, 529th Bomb Sqdn per http://380th.org/HISTORY/AbbreviatedRoster-All.htm#hhh .

From FindAGrave obituary: "While serving with the Air Corps, he served as a co-pilot and made many flights to Okinawa, the Philippines and Korea, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant."

1st Lt
Born Jul. 18, 1924
Died Dec. 6, 2014

Became a dentist after the War.

Hoff, Robert L.
 
 

Hoffhines, Walter Jr.
Graduated from Moody AAFd, GA. (S/N: O-837481). Served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Rose to rank of Major. Awards: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal
Nov. 4, 1920
Jun 15, 2007
See FindAGrave

Holeman, Lawrence R.
On June 19, 1944, he had a "Forced Landing out of Gas" in an AT-10 (S/N: 42-27076) while serving in the 2142nd Bomber Unit at Shaw Field, Sumter, SC. (see http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/ )
 

Horovitz, Arthur
1st. Lt., Instructor at Douglas was Bill Toy, Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837482. He served in the 8th A.F. as a B-24 pilot with the 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Sqdn based at Hackheath, England (see http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/11344)
and later was in the National Guard. He was recalled for the Korean War.
Of Savannah, GA

Housh, William McKinley Jr.
Graduated Napier Field AL, S/N: O-836986
Born Apr. 18, 1924 Kentucky
Died Jan. 4, 2013 Ohio

See FindAGrave

Hoy, Daniel Lewis
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: T-65866. After the end of World War II, he attended the University of Syracuse and joined the Air Force Reserves, where he rose to the Rank of Major
Born Jun. 2, 1924 Cortland, NY
Died Aug. 14, 2006 Penfield, NY
See FindAGrave

Hughes, Lloyd J.
Washed out at Douglas
Wife-Eileen Hughes.
Of Auburn, NY

Hughes, Robert L.
 
 

Hunt, Richard Edwin
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: T-65867
 

Hunter, Wayne L.
 
 

Hutchinson, Shelden N.
 
 

Ingeman, James William "Bill"
Instructor at Douglas was Billy Burckhalter, Basic at Cochran, Graduated Moody GA, Instructed student gunners and navigators in B-24, Also flew B-26 in Korea and RB-57 in Vietnam in 1965. Retired while flying C-135’s in support of the Apollo program. Click here for a bio and picture (a PDF)
Of Jamestown, NY

Izzo, Dominic P.
Instructor at Douglas was Fred Briles, Washed out at Douglas
 

Jackman, Frank Joseph
2nd. Lt., S/N: T-65869. Graduated from Moody GA, Co-pilot on B-29. From his obituary [Boston Herald (MA) – Monday, December 18, 2006]: "He enlisted with the Army Air Corps on April 13, 1943, and served as a B-29 bomber pilot in World War II. He was discharged as a second lieutenant on Dec. 7, 1945, with the ability to pilot commercial airplanes."
2nd Lt.
Of Melrose, MA

Died Dec. 13, 2006, age 82.

Jackson, Robert Clay "Bob"
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837483. From his obituary [Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) – Tuesday, January 22, 2008]: "He left the university to enlist in the Army Air Corps where, as a second lieutenant, he piloted and instructed in B-24s during World War II."
Born Aug. 8, 1924
Died Jan. 18, 2008

Jacques, Stanley Webster Jr. 
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837484.
Became staff engineer, gas operations, with the Philadelphia Electric Company after the War (See http://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/17/style/leslie-g-rowland-wed-to-william-e-jacques.html).
of Elkins Park, Pa in 1981

Jez, Albert F.
While at Douglas, on Mar. 26, 1944, he had a flying accident (Landing ACcident causing a Ground Loop)
in a PT-17 (S/N: 41-25308) at the Kight Auxilliary Field. (See http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/)
 

Jiggens, Lester N.
Took Advanced at Napier Field at Douthan Ala. (S/N: O-836992)
2nd Lt.

Johnson, Austin Baker Jr.
Instructor at Douglas was Gail Updike. Click here for a group photo. He graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837486. He graduated from Yale and Columbia Law School after the War. See http://thecummingscrew.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-mangreat-poppop-johnson.html
Died January 13, 2010 in New Jersey

Johnson, Henry R. Jr.
 
 

Joly, Jacques M. Jr.
 
 

Jones, Marion G.
 
 

Jones, Raymond Briggs 
S/Sgt.
 

Jones, William
Graduated Moody Field AL, S/N: O-837489.
Was in the 461st Bomb Group 764th Bomb Squadron when he was KIA 1945-04-25 (MACR #14058).
2nd Lt.
From NY

Jones, William J.
 
 

Kasacavage, Vincent Joseph
2nd. Lt., Basic at Macon GA, Graduated Napier Field AL, flew P-51s, S/N: O-836996.
Born 1925
Wife-Anna Mae Kasacavage

Kearney, James R.
Instructor at Douglas was Billy Burckhalter
 

Keene, James E.
 
 

Kennedy, Roy Marvin Jr. 
Capt., Graduated from Moody GA, flew B-17, B-25, and B-29, S/N: O-837490. Flew A.T.C., picking up planes in Bradley Field, England and flying them to Arizona for mothballing. Click here for a group photo.
Wife-Pat Kennedy,

Of Mobile, AL

Kenney, Robert Edward
Capt., Instructor at Douglas was Gail Updike. Served in Yuma AZ as bombardier on B-29. Click here for bio info (PDF)
Of Dansville, NY

King, Edward Anderson
Capt., Instructor at Douglas was Bill Dillard, Instructed in contract flying schools for a period, S/N: O-837493.
Wife-Eloise King,

Of Garner, NC

Kirby, Richard M.
 
 

Kirkland, Robert Jr.
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837494. Was involved in a taxiing accident when in the 330th AAFBU on 9/1/1945 in a B-17 at Drew Field, FL.
 

Klabosh, Charles
From his obituary: “died Monday, December 29, 1997. He was born in Manchester, Conn. and had lived in Jacksonville (FL) since 1974. He served in the Air Force during WWII; was a graduate of the University of Michigan; and an aerospace engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston until retirement.”
Born 1920.
Wife, Lois

Kling, Gerald F.
 
 

Knapp, Richmond L.
Instructor at Douglas was Billy Burckhalter
 

Lail, Bill Floyd
From his obituary on FindAGrave: "At the early age of 17 he joined the Army Air Corps during WW II. He trained and mastered the skills to become a P-51 fighter Pilot serving in the Pacific theater. While on a three day leave, prior to his deployment to Okinawa, he married his sweetheart and love of his life, Helen Loraine Fennell in Salinas, California on July 30, 1945. He was a proud and patriotic WWII veteran."
Flight Officer, 1st Lt.

Born: Apr. 23, 1925
Died: Jan. 9, 2012

Langham, Elvin R. Jr.
 
Probably Born in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, USA on Jun 10, 1923
Died 20 Oct 1980 in Akron, Summit, Ohio

Lee, Reuben D.
Instructor at Douglas was Walt Kuehner
Enlisted from Trempealeau County, WI

Lynn, Herbert Frederick Jr.
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837499. From his obituary [http://currentobituary.com/Memory.aspx?Memory_ObitdID=82322]: "He served as a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, distinguishing himself as a B-24 bomber pilot."
Died Aug. 5, 2010 age 85.

A native of Brookline, MA, then of Wellesley.

Maran, August A.
See FindAGrave: "A veteran of World War II, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, having served over forty years as a Judge Advocate with the Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force."
LTC

Born Nov. 16, 1924 Cleveland, OH
Died Feb. 13, 2011
Fleming Island, FL

Martin, Harvey Eugene
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837503.

Per FindAGrave: He was on U.S. Air Force B-50D Superfortress #49-267, from the 342nd Bomb Squadron, 97th Bomb Group, Biggs Field, Texas, which stalled at 7,000 feet and crashed four miles northeast of Mason, Ohio, killing four officers and twelve enlisted men aboard.

The plane was carrying a single nuclear bomb, without a fuel cell, which exploded upon impact, destroying most the aircraft and
creating a 25 foot deep, 200 foot wide crater.

The crew had parachutes, but there was no evidence any had a chance to bail out. One report stated the weather was clear, but
another source said there was a thunderstorm at the time. One witness stated an engine was on fire.

b. 03/20/1924
From Indiana
d. 07/13/1950, buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
1LT,
Res: San Antonio, TX
Source: Interment.net

Masterson, James Francis
2nd Lt., Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837504. He flew and instructed in B-24, then flew with the 4th Ferry Command. Click here for his bio (a PDF)
Wife-Katherine Masterson.

Of Jensen Beach, FL

McCann, Robert E.
 
 

McConathy, Allen D.
On June 6, 1944, he had a landing accident at Monoghan Aux Field in a BT-25 (S/N: 41-10263) while serving at Shaw Field, Sumter SC. See http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-11 at Big Spring AAFd in Texas on May 3, 1945.
McManus, Leo D.
Enlisted 02-19-1943 in Miami, FL
Of Pennsylvania
Born 1923

Merkle, John J.
 
 

Miller, Jerome J.
 
 

Morrison, A.E.
Washed out at Douglas
 

Murray, James Siemer
2nd Lt., Graduated and served in 8th A. F. in England, Co-pilot on B-24
Wife-Isabel Murray.
Of Sylvania, OH

Nadler, Albert Philip
Enlisted May 04, 1943 from Kings County, New York. Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: T-65884. After the War, it appears that he received his Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s of Arts from Cornell (See Cornell documents online).
Born 1924

Noller, Clair D. 
Enlisted 07-25-1942 from Harrisburg, PA. He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-42 at Carlsbad AAFd in New Mexico on October 14, 1944 (S/N: O-788070) and served with the 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron.
Born 1919
Sgt., 2nd Lt.

Pennington, Robert R.
Instructor at Douglas was Gail Updike. From probably his obit at FindAGrave: "A pilot with the Army Air Corps during World War II, Pennington took advantage of the G.I. Bill and attended Penn State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1947."
Click here for a group photo.
LT
Born Ashe County North Carolina on June 2, 1923
Died January 18, 2013 in Malvern, Pa

Philpot, Henry P.
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837525. Was possibly in the 98th Bomb Group, since he is shown here as co-pilot with Buell Crider pilot.
2nd Lt.
Died Jan. 22, 2001, age 76 per his obituary [Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – Friday, January 26, 2001]

Pitts, Adrian E.
 
 

Polinsky, Nathan Z.
Is likely the author of State of the Nathan: The True Story of My Life’s Adventures, 2003.
 

Rakofsky, Robert
Possibly the same Robert Rakofsky as S/N: O-837041, a co-pilot, who died not in battle while in the 54th Troop Carrier Sqdn, when a C-47 (S/N: 43-48893) crashed at Elmendorf Field, Alaska. Four crew members were killed, according to the report (MACR p. 13681).
2nd Lt.
Essex, MA
Born approx 1922
Died 10/22/1945 (death date from Air Force report), buried Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, NY
See FindAGrave

Renkun, R. T. (probably Richard T. Renkun)
Instructor at Douglas was Fred Briles. From probably his obituary [Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) – Monday, March 3, 2008]: "He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Force."
Born: April 11, 1919, in Waterbury
Died: Feb. 26, 2008

Robie, Richard F.
Instructor at Douglas was Billy Burckhalter
 

Rogers, Edward Cornelius "Ed"
Capt., Instructor at Douglas was James Jackson, Basic at Macon GA, Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837545. He flew B-17 and B-29 at Lowery, and he became an instructor on them. Then to the 311th Photo Recon. at Denver. Died 1994. Click here for more info (a PDF)
Wife-Lillian Rogers

Of Palm City, FL

Ross, Charles J.
 
 

Sauer, Donald Harrington
His instructor at Douglas was Sandy Davidson. He was in Squadron 1 (picture above). Graduated Moody GA, S/N: O-837549. He served in US, flew B-17s. Click here for more info (a PDF)
Major.

Wife-June Sauer, Of Skaneateles, NY

Sechrist, Willard Edward
His instructor at Douglas was Sandy Davidson. Click here for a group picture. Graduated Moody GA, S/N: O-837554. Served as first pilot on B-17, did not go overseas. Click here for a bio (PDF)
2nd. Lt.

Wife-Mary Jane Sechrist

Of Punta Gorda, FL

Seebach, Julius F. Jr.
 
 

Shearouse, William W. 
Enlisted May 01, 1942 at age 20. Officers Candidate School Class of 42F (S/N: O-570207). Student Officer: 1st. Lt. Graduated Moody GA, Instructed in B-24 in Ft. Myers. From his obituary [Savannah Morning News (GA) – Sunday, March 17, 2002]: "retired as a major serving in WWII and Korea". Click here for a bio (PDF)
From Chatham County, GA.

Wife-Katherine "Bootsie" Shearouse.
Of Savannah, GA
Died March 15, 2002, age 79.

Shefler, Edward C.
From his obituary [Hartford Courant, The (CT) – Tuesday, May 18, 1999]: "served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and lived in Simsbury for 45 years."
Died May 15, 1999, age 78

Slawson, Hugh Monroe Jr.
2nd. Lt., Served in US, Receiving B-17 training when the war ended. Click here for a bio (PDF)
born Wife-Bernice Slawson.
Of Palmyra, VA

Smietana, Walter
Graduated as a navigator with the Class of 44-51N at San Marcos AAFd in Texas on December 15, 1944 (S/N: O-2079129) and served with the 040th Bomb Group 044th Bomb Squadron (VHB) in the Mariannas.
 

Smolnik, John
His instructor at Douglas was Sandy Davidson – Click here for a group picture.
 

Snyder, Lloyd B.
 
 

Stenberg, John Frederick
1st. Lt., Instructors at Douglas were Sandy Davidson and Hayne Workman. Click here for a group picture.
Graduated Moody GA, Served in US flying B-17 aircraft. Click here for a bio (PDF)
Wife-Marilynn Stenberg.

Of Rochester, NY

Streuly, Henry Alphonse
2nd. Lt., Graduated from Moody GA, trained in B-24, ready for overseas duty when the war ended
Wife-Audrey Streuly.
Of Menomenee, WI

Sullivan, Arthur G. Jr.
 
 

Vanderberry, Robert Carrington
Instructor at Douglas was Sandy Davidson. Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837576. He was a B-29 pilot with the 462nd Bomb Group 768th Bomb Sqdn. From his obituary [Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) – Sunday, November 26, 2000]: he was buried at "Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors."
Click here for his photo.
Retired as Lt. Col.
Died Nov. 22, 2000
Of Fredericksburg, VA

Walworth, Charles
 
 

Whitmire, W.T.
delayed to a later class
 

Wiggins, Platt Kissam Jr.
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837587
 

Williams, Frederick Peck
Graduated froom Moody GA, S/N: O-837588
 

Wood, Robert A.
 
 

Wood, Thomas E.
 
 

Wright, James Robert Jr.
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837590
 

Yoder, John Richard
Graduated from Moody GA, S/N: O-837591
 

Zucker, Arnold
Enlisted May 26, 1942. 1st. Lt.

Discharged in 1945.

Wife-Miriam Zucker.
Of Philadelphia, PA
Probably born March 07, 1921 and died on October 27, 2000

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