Class 1944-J

(Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers about Dec. 23, 1944)

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Squadron 2, Class of 1944-J

Squadron 6, Class of 1944-J

Abele, Homer E. 
From his obituary [Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) – Sunday, May 21, 2000]: "He enlisted as a cadet in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War in 1943, and served until 1946. He attended Ohio University in Athens studying pre-law 1946-1948, and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in Columbus in 1953."
Born November 21, 1916 in Wellston, Ohio
Died May 12, 2000 in Hamden, OH

Ady, Clifford D. 
 
 

Allen, Rollo 
From his obituary [Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) – Saturday, June 1, 2002]: "was an instructor pilot for the U.S. Air Force".
Lt. Col.
Died May 30, 2002, age 80
Of Flowery Branch, GA

Allinson, McBurnie 
S/N: O-839705. Retired disabled 2LT November 1945
 

Amos, Arthur Wesley 
He graduated from Spence Fld, Ga. S/N: O-839344.   1st Lt.
Lucile Amos, wife   
Of Louisville, Ky

Anderson, Lawrence H.  
He had basic at Greenwood, MS.
 

Ankrum, Donzell L. 
 
 

Arnold, William R. 
Graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-11 at Big Spring AAFd in Texas on May 3, 1945, S/N: T-145423.
From NY

Astore, Pasqual T. 
Graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-11 at Big Spring AAFd in Texas on May 3, 1945
From PA

Austin, Calvin E. 
Fred Briles was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Spence Field, Ga.  S/N: O-839345. He served in the Pacific Theatre on Guam and Japan flying P-47’s and P-51’s. Retired from Reserves as a Major.
Shirley Austin, wife

Of Lansing, MI

Baldwin, William E. 
 
 

Bannock, Phillip R. 
 
 

Beavers, Robert E. 
 
 

Bechman, Willian Ewart Jr. 
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N:  O-839710. His service was all in the U.S.A. He was in B-26 transition when the war ended. 2nd Lt.
Ida Bechman, wife

Of Greenville, MS.

Begner, Selwin G. 
 
 

Belote, Kenneth 
 
 

Bentley, Charlie E. 
 
 

Best, Claude W. 
 
 

Bittner, Steve Jr. 
 
 

Blanton, Hugh T. 
Walter Hoffmann was his Instructor. Later he flew as Copilot in B-24s for a while. He went with the Civil Aeronautics Adm. after WWII. He was recalled to go to Korea for 21 months. Went back to the C.A.A. (now F.A.A.) until retirement in Aug. 1983. Major
Martha P. Blanton, wife

Of Cordova, TN

Border, Jean Stombach 
 
 

Borger, Roland B. 
 
 

Boyce, William Moore 
Mike Sewell, Sandy Davidson and Higginbothan were his instructors at Douglas. He had Basic at Macon, Ga and graduated from Columbus, Miss. He went to Boise and Walla Walla, Wa. and was in B-24’s. He was sent to Germany in 1946.  1st Lt.
Eleanor Boyce, wife

Of Cleveland Hts. OH

Brewer, John A. 
From his obituary [South Bend Tribune (IN) – Wednesday, November 22, 2006]: "a pilot in the Army Air Force…An avid pilot based out of Smith Field, he performed in many air shows throughout the state."
Born May 31, 1925 in Connersville, Ind
Died November 17, 2006

Bright, James Carnel 
 
 

Briscoe, William R. Jr. 
S/N: O-838485. He was shot down in Korea in 1950.  He was flying P-51’s when he was killed.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Bruner, Omar Stuteville Jr. 
Hayne Workman was his Instructor. He had Basic at Cochran and Advanced at Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-839723. He went to Laredo, TX. for transition to  B-24’s. Later was checked out on B-17’s and C-46’s. Next he flew Bomber Cadets in AT-11’s at Big Spring, Texas. He stayed in the Reserve until 1957.
Hariett Bruner, wife

Of Indianapolis, IN.

Bryant, Glenn David 
 
 

Buetler, Warren E. 
He graduated from Columbus, Miss. He served in the continental U.S.A. (none overseas). 1st Lt.
Willoughby, OH
Died ca. May 18, 1992, Age 69.

Butcher, Raymond LeRoy 
Bill Dillard was his Instructor. He graduated from Spence Fld, GA.    F.O. S/N: T-67412.

Byers, Wayne C. 
 
 

Cain, Francis E. 
 
 

Calloway, Guy 
 
 

Calnan, Elmer Frank Jr. 
He had basic at Cochran, GA and Advanced at Spence Fld, Ga. Flew B-25’s to the Phillipines where he was assigned to the 42nd Bomb Gp. Went to Korea from there flying C-47’s. Stayed in the Reserve and retired as a Lt. Col.
Click here for a group picture.
Mary Calnan, wife

Of Daytona Beach, Fla.

Carter, Henry F. 
Shelton was his Instructor at Douglas. He graduated Advanced at Columbus, Miss.      Lt. Col.
Click here for a group picture.
Mayse Carter, wife.

Of Colorado Springs, CO.

Carter, Raymond B. 
Wesley Shelden was his Instructor. He took Basic at Macon, Advanced at Columbus, Miss. He stayed in the Reserves and retired as a Lt. Col. 
Click here for a group picture.
Janet Garter. Wife.

Of Palmetto, Fl.

Chamberlain, Walter N. 
 
 

Chambers, Robert Hall 
1st Lt.
Born Aug. 15, 1922
Died Aug. 8, 2000
per FindAGrave

Jackson, Miss

Champion, William Howard "Bill"
Sheldon was his Instructor. He graduated from Spence Field, GA.  S/N: O-839351. He was ready to go over seas, but the war was over. Later he was in occupied Germany for some time. He flew 100 missions during the Korean War.  Lt. Col. 
Click here for a group picture.
Charlene Champion, wife.

Of Colo. Sprgs. Colo

Chojnacki, Daniel Michael 
Jose Oliveros was his Instructor. He had Basic at Gunter Fld, AL and he graduated from Spence Fld, GA. S/N: O-833352. He went into Fighters. After the war he flew multi-engine.
Rocky River, Ohio,

Cipa, Alexander F. 
He had Basic at Macon, GA, Advanced at Columbus, Miss.
Cincinnati, OH

Clark, Dennis C. 
 
 

Clausen, Ray Anker 
 
 

Clineburg, Richard B. 
From his obituary [York Daily Record (PA) – Monday, September 28, 1992]: "A second lieutenant with the World War II, he was with the 2512th AAFBU."
He was a bombardier graduate at Childress Army Air Field located near Childress, TX. He was a member of the Class of 45-17 (June 13, 1945) and had the serial number O-2090730.
Born in York, PA
Died Sept. 25, 1992 age 75

Cole, Robert Eugene 
From his obituary [News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) – Friday, November 19, 1999]: "a World War II Army Air Corps and Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran."
SSgt
1925-1999
See FindAGrave

Cole, Robert Stanley 
From his obituary [Chicago Tribune (IL) – Sunday, May 11, 2008]: "He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force."
Died May 8, 2008, age 85

Coleman, Billy Lawrence 
He graduated from Columbus, Miss. Then was a Co-Pilot on B-24’s and B-17s. He also flew Bombardier Cadets in AT-11’S. He instructed for 18 months after discharge for a local flight operator. Then he went to work with the C.A.A. / F.A.A. (with time out to go to Korea) until he retired in 1976. Then he did full time Corporate Flying until 1986.
Conner, Thomas Hainey 
He was in Squadron 2 at Douglas (see photo at top of page). Thomas graduated from Columbus, MS. He served in the USA and in cold Weather Testing in Alaska. He was discharged in 1946. 2nd Lt.
Copenhaver, James Calvin 
Jim graduated at Spence Field, GA. S/N: O-839355. He went into P-51’s. Later went to Korea. Captain
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Jewell Copenhaver, wife
Of Albans, W. Va.

Corcoran, Charles M. 
 
Louisville, KY

Creekmore, Robert Lon 
He graduated from Spence Fld, GA. S/N: O-839356. At the end of the war his sqdn. was given a leave. He drowned while swimming on this leave. 2nd Lt.

Crouch, Solon Richard 
 
 

Dale, William C. 
 
 

Daniel, Alvis Montgomery 
He graduated from Columbus, MS., S/N: T-68926, with class 45A.

From his obituary [Tabor-Loris Tribune (Tabor City, NC) – Wednesday, April 28, 2010]: "He retired in 2002 from serving pastoral ministries since his graduation from Union Theological Seminary in 1955. He served the Tabor City Presbyterian Church and the Loris Presbyterian Church from 1974 through 1987."

Of Rock Hill, S.C.
Born in Reidsville, SC on April 19, 1925.
Died April 22, 2010.

Darreff, John F. Jr. 
From his obituary [Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) – Friday, February 1, 2013]: "He proudly served in the U.S. Army/Airforce. Jack piloted the P-47 Thunderbolt, fighter bomber, during World War II. After the war he joined the family business, Darreff Inc., installing the patented ‘Darreff Miracle Flow Beer System’ for fifty years."
of Galloway, NJ
Born April 3, 1924
Died January 26, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Daum, Ralph Oscar 
He had Advanced at Columbus, Miss.
Cannelton, IN. in 1944.

Davies, Harold Hopkins 
He graduated from Spence Field, GA. S/N: O-839360. He served in WWII. After The war he started instructing flying at Crawfordsville, IN. until recalled for the Korean War flying P-51’s and F-86’s. He also took part in the Vietnam conflict flying the C-2 Caribou. He had a 26 year Air Force career. Lt. Col.
Martha Davies, wife

Of Gulf Breeze, FL

Davis, Alfred 
 
 

Davis, Leo Melvin 
 
 

Dean, Richard Alfred 
 
 

Deathridge, David B. Jr. 
 
 

Deconstant, Jean William 
He graduated from Columbus, Miss. S/N: O-839736
 

Derkach, Steven 
 
 

Diffee, Walter F. Jr. 
 
 

Dobrinska, Robert Henry 
He had Advanced at Columbus, MS. After the war he was a Crop Duster. Lieutenant
Twin Falls, Ida.

Dotson, Richard Ashburn 
 
 

Dudley, Albert F. 
 
 

Durdella, Edward N. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-50 at Childress AAFd in Texas on January 20, 1945, S/N: T-140714
From Ohio

Edens, Charles Raymond 
He graduated at Spence Field, GA. He served with the 15th Fighter Group 47th Fighter Squadron in the Central Pacific as a 1st LT.
Melvia Edens, wife.
Of Chattanooga, TN.

Ekdahl, George T. 
 
 

Elliott, Boyce M. 
He had Basic at Macon, GA. He washed out in Advanced at Spence Field, GA. and became a CPL. See FindAGrave
Rock Hill, S.C.
Born May 23, 1919
Died Apr. 8, 2005

Enrietti, Laurence Joseph Jr. 
He had Basic at Macon, GA, Advanced at Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-839745. From his obituary [http://www.grecohertnick.com/]: "He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps, serving in combat as a bomber pilot during World War II."
Click here for his picture.

He stayed in the Reserves until 1961. Captain

Click here for his picture with a Stearman
Louise Enrietti, wife   
Of Weirton, W.Va.
Born October 11, 1924 in Hollidays Cove, WV.
Died May 19, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA

Escobar, Emery E. 
Bill Dillard was his instructor. He graduated from Columbus Miss. He flew bombers. He was based in the U.S.A. but made many flights outside the country. He stayed in the Reserve. After the war he attended an Aeronautical School. 1st Lt.
Dale Escobar wife

Of Salinas, CA.

Farley, Louis Shelton Jr. 
 
 

Farnsworth, LeMoyne E. 
He dislocated his shoulder in P.T. at Douglas. This caused his release from flight training while in Advanced flight school. He continued to fly as a civilian pilot, in his business as a Special Machine Design Engineer. He built his own biplane and flew it.
Margaret Farnsworth, wife.

Of Racine, Wisc

Ferguson, James R. 3rd 
Graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-42 at Childress AAFd in Texas on November 14, 1944 (S/N: O-2073494) and crewed on B-26s with the 397th Bomb Group in Europe.
 

Fields, Lloyd George 
 
 

Fisher, John Joseph 
 
 

Fleming, James Bennett 
James graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-839749. Later was flying B-25’s. Later was in Helicopter Rescue.
Melba Fleming, wife.
Of Pittsburgh, Pa

Forbus, Arthur L. 
 
 

Formanik, Bert J. 
 
 

Fowler, Edgar A. Jr. 
 
 

Fowler, Max J. 
Jake Byington was his instructor. He had Basic at Cochran, GA and graduated from Spence Fld, GA. as a F.O. They were held there an extra 6 weeks as the war was nearly over and there was no place to send them. He became a Co-Pilot on a B-25. They assembled a crew but the war ended 2 days before they were to leave for overseas.  2nd Lt.
Betty Fowler, wife

Of Charlotte, N.C.

Fullen, Robert Louis
He graduated with the Class of 44K at Moody Field S/N: O-840368
2nd Lt.

Fulton, Fitzhugh L. Jr.  "Fitz"
Jake Byington was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated at Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-839752. He was in the Berlin Airlift. He flew 55 combat missions in Korea. He retired from the Air Force and then flew for N.A.S.A. He flew the 747 that carried the shuttle from California to Florida. He also test flew the B-70 for 62 flights (3 times the speed of sound). He retired from this and flew for Rutan Aviation. He is in the Aviation Hall of Fame and the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. Click here to read his interesting bio (a PDF)
Lt. Col.
Erma Fulton, wife
June 6, 1925-Feb. 4, 2015
Of Lancaster, Cal.

Furlong, Francis John 
Graduated with the Class of 45A at Columbus AAFd, S/N: O-841556
2nd Lt.
From MN

Galbreath, Ernest William Jr. 
He had Basic at Cochran Field, GA and graduated from Advanced at Columbus, Miss. He served in B-24’s. He was discharged when the war was over.
Geneva Galbreath wife.

Of Akron, Ohio.

Gates, James E.
 
 

Gegick, Raymond 
From his obituary [http://obituaries.triblive.com/listing/84961/Raymond-Gegick/]: "a World War Army Air Forces veteran"
of Chalfant, PA
died Aug. 16, 2005, age 80

Getchell, Charles Ellsworth 
He graduated at Columbus AAFd S/N: O-839754
2nd Lt.

Gillaspy, Harold F. 
 
 

Gilley, Lester William 
 
 

Gleason, William Mathew 
Truman Witt was his Instructor. His service was all in the U.S.A. 2nd Lt
Valerie Gleason, wife.
Of Seattle, Wash

Green, Lewis Edward 
Treadaway was his Instructor. He graduated from Spence Field, Ga. S/N: O-839368. He went into P-51’s. He was just completing overseas training when the “Bomb” was dropped. 2nd Lt
Dothan, Ala

Green, Warren T. 
 
 

Grizanti, Vincent A. 
 
 

Grovey, Raymond E. 
 
 

Hall, James A. 
 
 

Hamilton, Robert Earl 
 
 

Hammond, Charles R. 
 
 

Hanger, Lloyd C. Sr. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-11 at Big Spring AAFd in Texas on May 3, 1945
From Ohio

Harkins, David Milton 
Walter Miller was his instructor at Douglas
Chillicothe, OH.

Harris, William R. 
 
 

Harrop, James H. 
He graduated from Moody Field, GA. Then was a Co-Pilot on B-24’s. By the time he had his crew together and had gone to Westover, Mass, and a B-29 school, the war was over. 2nd Lt.
Catherine Harrop, wife.

Of Onalaska, TN

Harvey, Thomas Woodrow 
 
 

Haun, Edgar L. Jr. 
From his obituary [St. Petersburg Times (FL) – Friday, September 19, 1997]: "He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II"
Of Clearwater, FL
Born born in Cleveland, Tenn

Died Sept. 16, 1997, age 72

Hawkins, Paul Vernon 
Had Basic at Cochran, GA and graduated from Spence Fld, GA.  Lt. Col.
Emily Hawkins, wife.
Of Leesville, S.C.

Heepke, Donald Charles 
 
Sara Heepke, wife.
Of Brington (Cincinnati) Ohio

Hess, Harold C. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-17 at Childress AAFd in Texas on June 13, 1945.
From his obituary [Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) – Thursday, July 6, 1995]: "He retired as an engineer from the Steelton Plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp.; was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II; and a member of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown."
Died July 6, 1995, Age 74.
Highspar and Middletown, PA

Hibbard, Robert H. 
 
 

Hoch, Monroe P. 
 
 

Holloway, Ray 
 
 

Hooten, William J. 
Truman Witt was his Instructor at Douglas. Bill had Basic at Macon, GA and Advanced at Moody Fld, GA (graduated with S/N: O-839587). He flew B-17, B-24, B-25 and B-29’s. He was a VIP pilot for a time. After he retired from the USAF, he was a pilot for a Swiss airline. Then went to Africa as a mercenary pilot. Lt. Col.
Reynell Hooten,wife.

Of San Diego, Cal.

Horne, Mallory E. 
Per his obituary [Miami Herald, The (FL) – Sunday, May 3, 2009]: Immediately upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps to fight in World War II. He flew a P-51 mustang fighter plane being an excellent pilot. After the war, Mallory continued to serve in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve, being later honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.
Died April 30th, 2009

Of Florida

Horvath, Joseph D. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-51 at San Angelo AAFd in Texas on January 27, 1945 S/N: O-2082273
2nd Lt.

Howard, Edward J. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-05 at Childress AAFd in Texas on March 22, 1945, S/N: O-2086391
2nd Lt.
From Ohio

Howell, Samuel Harwell 
He had basic at Macon, GA and graduated from Spence Field, GA.
Virginia Howell, wife.
Of Nashville, Penn.

Hules, Robert Martin 
He graduated from Spence Field, Ga. S/N: O-839372. He flew P-51’s.  2nd Lt.
Joanne Hules, wife.
Of Strongsville, Ohio

Humlong, William H. Jr. 
S/N: O-839590. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to 20th Air Force Headquarters after World War II and was co-piloting for Major General James H. Parker the commander when their B-17 crashed into a mountain in Northern Formosa on March 19, 1946. (MACR #15495). He is memorialized in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. See also
http://www9.vmi.edu/archiverosters/show.asp?page=list&num=6953
2LT

From MI

Hunzeker, Calvin P. 
 
 

Hurff, Walter F. 
He graduated from Spence Field, Ga. S/N: O-839375.
2LT

Hurt, Werter H. Jr. 
 
 

Hvid, Howard R. 
 
 

Illig, Robert J. 
He was a bombardier graduate at Childress Army Air Field located near Childress, TX. He was a member of the Class of 44-50 (December 9, 1944) (S/N: T-140731) F/O.
From his obituary [Kentucky Post, The (Covington, KY) – Wednesday, July 20, 1994]: "He was a retired major in the Air Force and a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Retired Officers Association, Strategic Air Command, the American Legion Post in Elsmere, KY"
Of Florence, KY

Died July 18, 1994, age 70

Karr, Howard C. 
 
 

Keeney, Wilmer J. 
Bill Thy was his Instructor. He became a Flight Engineer on B-29’s. The war was over before he was shipped overseas.
Elinor Keeney, wife.
Of Stone Mountain, Ga

Ketchum, Carlton B. Jr. 
 
 

Kilfoyle, Michael Earl 
Graduated from Spence Fld, GA. From his obituary [Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV) – Thursday, February 1, 2007]: "served in World War II as a P-51 fighter pilot. Upon leaving Ohio, Mike moved to Los Angeles, where he owned and operated an airline company out of LAX." He owned and operated a fixed and rotary wing flight school.
Born in Cleveland, OH
Aug. 31, 1924 – Jan. 26, 2007
Burial: Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City

Killmeyer, Herman J. 
 
 

King, Elmer B. Jr. 
 
 

Kranz, LeRoy John 
 
 

Krater, Kenneth L. 
 
 

Krueger, Walter Albert 
 
 

Kruse, Marvin L. 
 
 

Lach, Edward J. 
 
 

Lahmeyer, Henry E. 
 
 

Lange, Alexander T.  "Skip"
Ed Rochette was his Instructor at Douglas (He is pointed out in the Sqdn 6 picture above). Click here for a group picture
Basic at Cochran, GA and Advanced at Moody Fld, Ga. “Skip” was just finishing operational training in B-51’s when "VJ Day" was declared. 2nd Lt.
Alex Lange. Wife

Of Indianapolis, IN.

Larby, Clifford R. 
 
 

Lefler, Daniel P. 
Ed Rochette was his Instructor. Click here for a group picture
He graduated at Moody Field, GA. Then flew in N. Africa in 1946 in a C-47 and C-54 airplanes. He joined the N.Carolina National Guard in 1953 and retired 18 years later. He has 5200 total hours of flying. Lt. Col.
Charlotte, N.C.

Lehman, Harold William 
 
 

Leslie, Robert Eugene 
 

Lidvall, Ed R. Jr. 
2LT. He was a grad with the Class of 44K at Moody Field (S/N: O-840389 ). From his obituary [Daily Times, The (Maryville, TN) – Thursday, December 30, 2010]: "After volunteering for military service in the Army Air Corps in 1943 — where he was a bomber pilot and flight instructor — he received a B.A. from Iowa State University in Animal Science in 1948."
Born August 5, 1923, in Fort Dodge, Iowa
Died December 26, 2010 in Maryville, TN

Ligon, John G. 
 

Little, Robert Wilson 
 

Madden, Donald S. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-115 at San Angelo AAFd in Texas on June 20, 1945, S/N: O-2090857
2nd Lt.
From MI

Magee, Arthur R. 
Per his obituary [St. Petersburg Times (FL) – Thursday, July 11, 1991]: "During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces and retired as a major. Locally, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6827, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans."
Of St. Petersburg, FL
Born in Kew Gardens, N.Y.,
Died July 9, 1991, age 66.

Mayo, Kenneth Franklin 
 
 

McCuller, James E. 
 
 

McKay, Kenneth S. 
He graduated from Moody Field, GA. He served in the U.S.A. flying B-24’s.  2nd Lt.
Emelia McKay, wife.  
Of Golden, Colo.

McKillip, Robert M. 
 
 

McLellan, William Grady 
He graduated from Spence Field, GA. S/N: T-67435. He was assigned to Lincoln, Neb. Then to Dale Mabry. He flew B-51’s. The war ended and he was discharged. He soon re-enlisted and stayed in the Service for 23 years. Retired as a Senior Master Sgt. Then he worked at the Naval Air Station at Pensacola until retiring there. 
Louise Mclellan, wife.

Of Milton, FL

McMillin, John B. 
 
 

Metzger, Robert E. 
From his obituary: [Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA) – Sunday, July 15, 2012]: "Serving with the Army Air Corps during World War II, Robert earned the rank of staff sergeant."
Born in Allentown, PA
Died July 13, 2012, age 90.

Miehl, Richard William 
Al Cross was his Instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Spence Field, GA as a F.O. S/N: T-67440. He served in the U.S.A. flying P-51’s and was based at Thomasville, GA.   1st Lt.
Kay Miehl, wife.

Of Pittsburgh, PA.

Miller, Neil J. 
From what is probably his obituary [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) – Monday, October 17, 2005]: "Neil honorably served in the Army Air Force as a B-17 navigator with Division 15 and flew 246 hours and 50 missions from Natousa, Italy."
Died October 15, 2005, age 84 years

Miller, Wallace B. 
 
 

Moershfelder, Herbert Louis 
 
 

Montague, Robert E. 
 
 

Moore, Raymond E. 
 
 

Morgan, William George 
Glenn Harrington was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Spence Field, GA. S/N: O-839399. He was ferrying airplanes. In 1947 he was forced down, Jumped too late.  1st Lt.
Sharon, PA

Morris, Everett L. 
 
 

Morris, Wayne E. 
From his obituary [Kansas City Star, The (MO) – Wednesday, February 23, 2011]: "He served in the Air Force from 1943 to 1945 as a Second Lieutenant. He flew B-24s and did training with B-29s in Roswell, NM."
Born April 1, 1922, in Vernon County, Mo
Died February 21, 2011, at his home in Nevada, MO

Morrison, Dana E. 
 
 

Moser, Carl Ivan 
 
 

Mowers, Howard L. 
S/N: O-839618. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to Lincoln AAFd for staging towards the war.
2LT

O’Regan, Cornelius Francis "Connie"
From his obituary: [Miami Herald, The (FL) – Sunday, October 16, 2011]: "Prior to joining the U.S. Army in 1941 he was a Locomotive Fireman. During his service in the Army he served as a Flight Officer and Engineer, and was awarded several awards and citations. Upon returning to Buffalo he went to work in the steel mills and was also a civilian flight instructor. In July 1957, Connie moved his family to Miami, Fl. He started working for Dade County in the 1960’s. Connie was the Auxiliary Airport Manager at Tamiami Airport and the Training & Transition Airport on the Dade- Collier County border. He was promoted to Chief Airfield Supervisor at Miami International Airport in the 1970’s."
Born August 9, 1919 in Niagara Falls, NY
Died in Port Charlotte, Florida on October 7, 2011

Owen, James C. 
Basic at Cochran, GA. Advanced at Moody Fld, GA. He went into B-17’s and was ready to leave for Europe and the war in Europe ended. Then he went to B-29 Co-Pilot school. He was ready to go to the Pacific and they dropped the Bomb. 2nd Lt.
Click here to see him with his Stearman PT-17
Ruby Owen, wife.

Of Abilene, TX.

Pack, Moody J. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-42 at Carlsbad AAFd in Texas on October 14, 1944, S/N: O-788075. He served with the 30th Bomb Group 38th Bomb Squadron.
2nd Lt.
1925-1985
See FindAGrave

Pardiny, Raymond F. Jr. 
 
 

Parker, Milton C.  "Ace"
Walt Kuehner was his Instructor at Douglas. Click here for a group picture
He graduated from Twin Engine school.
 

Pasky, Joseph Z. 
 
Novato, Cal

Payne, Donald L. 
 
 

Peterson, Elton O. 
 
 

Phillips, Edward J. 
 
 

Phillips, James McBride
He graduated from Spence Field, Ga. S/N: T-67444 as a flight officer.
He served as a B-25 pilot with the Air Transport Command based at Finschafen in New Guinea and was killed in a flying accident there on July 19, 1945, where he went missing.
(MACR #16442)
From MI

Pickl, Kenneth Andrew 
From his obituary [http://www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com/]: "Proud member of the US Air Force Lt. Col. Ret."
Died Oct. 11, 2008, age 85
Of Michigan

Pinckley, William Allen 
Walt Kuehner was his Instructor at Douglas. Click here for a group picture
He graduated from Moody Field, GA. He served for 3 yrs. 6 mo. and 4 days in the Training Command.  2nd Lt.
Julie Pinckley, wife.

Of Ormand Beach, FL.

Porter, Ben B. 
 
 

Post, Nathan C. Jr. 
 
 

Potocik, Paul Miloslav
From his obituary [Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) – Sunday, October 19, 2008]: "was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps"
Born on June 13, 1921 in Stratford, CT
Died October 12, 2008 in Knoxville, TN

Pruden, William Howard Jr. 
Walt Kuehner was his Instructor. Click here for a group picture He had Basic at Macon, GA and Advanced at Spence Field, GA. S/N: O-839410. His service was all in the U.S.A. He joined a P-47 Squadron but the war was over before he went overseas. He remained in the Reserves until 1957. 1st Lt
Margaret Pruden, wife.

Of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

Ray, Donald Eugene 
Went to Advanced Training at Spence Field, GA, S/N: O-839411. Records show he was a Captain in the USAF reserves in 1958. From what is probably his obituary [Star-Tribune (Casper, WY) – Friday, May 18, 2012]: "He served in WW2, Korea, and Vietnam as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. Flying over 100 missions in Korea, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and received the Bronze Star for his actions in Vietnam. Airframes he flew included the P-52 (sic – probably P-51), F-86, F-102, and F-4." Retired as a Colonel.
Born February 8th, 1923, in Springfield, MO
Enlisted December 11, 1942 in Wyoming
Died May 12, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL.

Reiff, Irving R. 
 
 

Reynolds, Robert Dean 
 
 

Rhodes, Clarence E. 
S/N: O-839628.
2LT
From KS

Ritter, Louis E. Jr. 
 
 

Roberts, James H. Jr. 
 
 

Rosenberg, Arnold Franklin 
S/N: O-839418.
He went through Replacement Training in the P-47 at Millville Army Air Field , NJ.
2LT

Roth, Everett H. 
 
 

Rucker, Charles K. Jr. 
 
 

Sager, Harold G. 
He graduated as a navigator with the Class of 44-46 at Hondo AAFd in Texas on November 11, 1944, S/N: T-137402
 

Schaff, George S. 
 
 

Schwartz, Donald C. B. 
 
 

Shapiro, Edward M. 
 
 

Shields, Amos R. Jr. 
 
 

Siddle, Marvin Noel 
Gayle Copenhaver was his Instructor at Douglas. Marvin graduated from Spence Field, GA. S/N: O-839418. He flew P-47’s during W.W.II and was called back to fly in Observation planes for 201 missions in Korea. He had over 3,400 hours. He was based at Ft. Thunder. Captain
Ann Siddle, wife.

Of Danville, VA.

Stanfield, Fayette H. 
 
 

Starks, Homer L. 
 
 

Staszewski, Adolph M. 
 
 

Stein, Joseph W. 
From what may be his obituary [Times, The (Trenton, NJ) – Friday, September 17, 2010]: "He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving with the 59th Reconnaissance Squadron during World War II."
Born in Trenton.
of Pilesgrove, NJ
Died Sept. 15, 2010, age 85, all info per obituary

Strevell, Robert Arthur 
 
 

Sullivan, Harold V. Jr. 
From what is probably his obituary [Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) – Thursday, November 10, 2005]: "He retired as Lt. Col. of the U.S. Air Force Reserves"
Born in Anderson, SC on September 7, 1922
Died November 8, 2005 at Easley, SC

Sweet, Forest H. Jr. 
 
 

Thomas, William George 
S/N: O-839427. 2LT
 

Thurwanger, Charles Jr. 
 
 

Urban, Karl W. Jr. 
He graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 44-47 at Deming AAFd in Texas on November 18, 1944, S/N: O-788992
 

Urekar, John A. 
Sandy Davidson was his instructor. He graduated from Moody Field, GA. he became a B-24 Co-Pilot. He was sent to crew assembly, then to A.T.C. He flew B-17’s. Then the war was over and he did not get over seas.
Margaret Urekar,wife.

Of Staunton, IL.

Urnezis, Vito A. 
He had Basic at Cochran Field, Ga. Then was discharged.
Theodora Urnezis, wife.

Of Chicago, IL.

Vachata, Richard E. 
He had Basic at Macon, GA and graduated from Moody Field, GA. He Served in WWII and in the A.F. Reserve. 1st Lt.
From his obituary [Chicago Tribune (IL) – Friday, January 28, 2005]: "former Fire Chief for the Pleasant View Fire Department"
Marjorie Herr Vachata, wife.
Of LaGrange, IL.
Died Jan. 25, 2005, age 85.

Valtri, Frank J. 
 
 

Viner, Winthrop C. 
From his obituary [Hartford Courant, The (CT) – Wednesday, October 30, 2013]: "Win had a love of flying which led him to obtain a private pilot license at a young age. During World War II, he proudly served in the Army Air Corps where he earned his ‘wings,’ an achievement in which he took great pride. After the war, he returned to work at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft."
Born November 5, 1916 in Bristol, CT
Died October 21, 2013

Vix, Eugene R. 
 
 

Walker, Frederick E. Jr. 
 
 

White, Randall G. 
 
 

White, Thomas J. 
 
 

Whitmore, Edwin W. 
 
 

Wieser, John F. Jr. 
From his obituary [Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) – Wednesday, May 25, 2011]: "Jack served in the U.S. Air Force and was a proud graduate of University School in Shaker Hts. as well as Cornell University."
Born on Dec. 10, 1924 in Cleveland, OH
Died May 21, 2011 in Venice, FL

Williams, Randall L. 
From his obituary [Whittier Daily News, The (CA) – Tuesday, January 5, 2010]: "Randall Lake Williams ‘Randy’ — he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, December 1944. He was a B-17 Pilot."
May 4, 1921 – December 29, 2009
Born in Rome, New York
Died Calif. (probably Whittier)

Willis, Charles Duncan 
 
 

Woodward, Robert J. 
From what is probably his obituary [NewsTribune (La Salle, IL) – Monday, November 1, 2010]: "He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as flight instructor."
Of Peru, IL
Born April 13, 1921 in Ottawa, IL
Died Oct. 31, 2010, in a Spring Valley, IL hospital.
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