Class 1945-A

(Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers in March 1945)

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Squadron 1, Class of 1945-A

Squadron 2, Class of 1945-A

Squadron 5, Class of 1945-A

 

Acton, Ernest Jack
Graduated Columbus, MS  T-68909. Extract from obituary found on FindAGrave: “Veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force. Carried out countless missions, providing essential airlift support to the troops on the ground by flying the C-130 Hercules in Vietnam. Graduate of the University of Tennessee in the 1950s and Texas A & M University in the 1960s.”
Of Chattanooga, TN
Born Feb. 15, 1925 Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Died Nov. 30, 2005 Tampa, FL.
Roberta Smith Acton, wife

Allmon, Charles E.
Probably the same Charles E. Allmon who enlisted from CP Shelby, Miss. on Dec. 13, 1943, per http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP23.
From Dickson, TN.
Born 1923.
Anderson, Robert Conrad
Graduated Columbus, MS S/N: O-841524. Capt, per FindAGrave.
Born Jun. 4, 1927
Died Jun. 1, 1998
Atchison, Walter R.
O.A. Anderson was his instructor at Douglas. He had Basic at Gunter Field, AL. He graduated from Craig Field, AL and transitioned to P-40’s. Gunnery was at Eglin. Then the war was over and he was discharged.

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Betty Atchison, wife

Of Mobile, AL.

Belden, Owen A.
Bello, Nicholas M.
Enlisted in New York City on Nov. 27, 1942, per http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP23.
From Kings Co., NY.
Born 1923.
Bianco, Joseph
Boehmer, Norman R.
From Illinois.
Boyer, Benton B.
Brown, Donald B.
He graduated from Moody Field, Ga.
Kalamazoo, MI.
Bullerman, Alvin Herbert
Alvin graduated from Columbus, MS. T-68919.
Heddy Bullerman, wife

Born May 9, 1918
Died Oct. 9, 1961 per FindAGrave

Of Ft Wayne, IN.

Bunnel, Robert Louis
Graduated Moody Field, GA.    S/N: O-841788
Carlsbad, NM
Burge, Theodore J.
Killed in a mid-air collision in formation take off in AT-6D (SN: 42-86126) at Gunter Field Montgomery, Alabama. The Colonel and Major in the other plane bailed out uninjured.
California.

Killed: Oct. 27, 1944.

Burke, George R.
Burns, David D.
Bury, Florian J.
Carpenter, Walter D.
Carr, Harold J.
Carter, Ray A.
From what may be his obituary [Rapid City Journal, The (SD) – Saturday, June 10, 2006]: “In World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic, in Pueblo, Colorado”. Born May 31, 1922 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Spearfish, SD.
Cary, James E.
He graduated from Moody Fld, GA as a 2nd Lt.
Betty Carey, wife

Of Millica Hill, N.J.

Chamashourjian, Edward
Chinnock, Charles Edward
Graduated Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841538.

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Chupp, Donald W.
Died in an aircraft accident several miles west of Douglas on August 31, 1944. Click here for the news article on the accident.
Freemont, Nebraska
Clark, Merrill A.
Clarke, Frank Walter
Graduated Columbus, MS  S/N: O-841538.
Clifford, Edward J.
Cofer, Francis Earl Jr.
He graduated from Columbus, MS. T-68922. He had a couple of months with the Troop Carrier Command in Alaska. Then was given a choice to get out of the military and he did just that.
Mary Nell Cofer, wife

Of Crowley, TX

Collum, Glendon F.
Coolidge, Freemont E.
Cottrell, Walter D.
From Kalama, Washington in 1944
Coutts, Richard Roy
Graduated Columbus, MS   T-68924
Crawford, Frederick L.
Crews, Courtney E.
Cromley, Harry W.
Cross, Hugo H. Jr.
Maine in 1944
Cross, James R.
Crounse, Lloyd G.
Cullerton, John J.
Dalton, Norris Dean
Sandy Davidson was his instructor at Douglas. Click to see a group picture
Norris graduated from Moody Fld, GA. S/N: O-841679. He had been ordered to Lincoln, Neb. to make up a crew when the bombs were dropped on Japan. His orders were cancelled, and he was soon released. As a civilian he tried to get an airline job but there were too many pilots available. 1st Lt.

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December 27, 1921 – September 10, 2017
Marjorie Schoenbeck Dalton, wife
Of St. Louis, MO

Davidson, Carl Marion
Graduated Columbus, MS. S/N: T-68999.

From what is probably his obituary [San Antonio Express-News (TX) – Thursday, May 21, 1992]: “Retired Lt. Col. Carl M. Davidson served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam during his 30 years in the Air Force.

In 1942, he entered the Army Air Forces and completed pilot’s training.

He retired in 1972 from the security service at Kelly AFB. He came to San Antonio from Darmstadt, Germany, where he was commander of the 6910th Group.

Davidson devoted himself to volunteer work at Lackland AFB and Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He was named Retired Affairs Volunteer of the Year for meritorious service in 1991.”

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Born in Marysville, Ohio

Died May 15, 1992, age 71.

Carol Herring Davidson, wife.

All info per obituary.

Davis, Alvin L.
Davis, Edwin Eugene
Graduated Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841544. Took helicopter training later.
from Ohio
Davis, Orville L.
Davis, Richard L.
DeMartini, Edward J.
Denny, Jack E.
Dietrich, E. E.
Distefano, Frank J.
Domholt, Orvall S.
Donaldson, Robert Windram
Graduated Columbus, MS T-68927
Drazic, William N.
Graduated Columbus, MS  S/N: O-841547
From Ohio
Drenevich, Joseph P.
Dutton, Fred Whittelsey
Graduated Columbus, MS S/N: O-841548. From what appear to be his obituary [Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, WA) – Tuesday, January 21, 2003]: “He was born in Bay Village, Ohio. Mr. Dutton was trained as a bomber pilot the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was married to Patricia Heim from 1946 to 1955. Then in 1955 he married Lisbeth Ann Overstreet in Sandusky Bay, Ohio.”
July 12, 1925-Jan. 7, 2003

Of Port Hadlock, WA

Dykman, Carl John
Graduated Columbus, MS S/N: O-841549. Click here for more of his story.
Trucksville, PA.
Feith, Anthony Francis
Feith graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841551. Anton Francis Staub is the name he grew up with but he found out Feith was his last name on his birth certificate. Sometime before 1957 he changed his first name to Anthony. It is believed that he was a bomber pilot in both WWII and the Korean War.

On November 7, 1954 (which was after and not part of the Korean War), he was the pilot of a refurbished B-29 that was shot down by Russian fighters. Feith’s plane was in Japanese (neutral) airspace and on a regular photo mapping mission. From an Air Force report: “The United States Air Force RB-29 (S/N: 42-94000) of the Ninety-First Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, which crashed yesterday morning, went down after it was fired upon by two Russian-built MiG-type fighters. Both MiGs made two firing passes at the reconnaissance bomber, setting it afire. All eleven crew members bailed out. The plane crashed on the Island of Hokkaido, ten miles east of the town of Kenebetsu. Ten of the eleven crew members landed safely on the ground. The eleventh was found dead.” See http://fly.historicwings.com/2012/11/reds-down-us-bomber-1-dead/

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Born March 4 1919
Died June 15, 1992
Of Bridgeville, Del and Chester, PA.

He retired a Major in/about 1963

Fife, James Elsworth
Graduated Columbus Army Airfield, Columbus, Mississippi. After he was discharged in Nov. 1945, he went to an A & E Trade School. In January 1948, he went to work as a mechanic for Northwest Airlines. In 1951, he was recalled into the service and served a year in Korea. In Aug 1957 he went to work for NWA as a flight engineer and in 1963 on to the pilots list. He retired as a pilot of a Boeing 747.  S/N: O-841552. Captain
Flam, Hugo H. Jr.
Flam, Murray
Brooklyn NY in 1944
Flug, Eugene Roy Frank
He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841553. He served 27 1/2 months during WWII. Then 21 months during the Korean War. He flew B-19’s, also air refueling. He was also checked out in the B-36. 1st Lt.
Connie Flug, wife

Of Menomonee, Wisc.

Formanek, Donald R.
Fox, Charles D.
Fredal, Francis Joseph
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  and was discharged at the end of 1945. He was in the Reserve for a few years, in the Troop Carrier Command. He also did some Glider Towing for the 101st Airborne.
Theresa Fredal, wife

Of Warren, MI

Freeborn, James Stanley
Graduated from Columbus, MS.   S/N: O-841555.

From his obituary [Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV) – Wednesday, March 7, 2007]: “Stan was a U.S. Air Force Command pilot serving in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal plus many other decorations. He retired in 1970, after 27 years in the Air Force.”

LT. COL. Retired

Born Aug. 2, 1925, in Miltonvale, Kansas
Of Henderson, NV
Died March 4, 2007.

Fryer, James G.
He was in Squadron 2 at Douglas (see picture above).
Fullerton, Robert Clyde
He had Basic at Gunter Fld, AL and graduated at Columbus, MS. T-68932 in March 1945.

From his obituary [Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – Sunday, August 20, 1995]: “was a retired electronics engineer. Born in Freeport, Pa., he moved to Minneola in 1991. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.”

He was in Squadron 2 at Douglas.

Nancy Fullerton, wife.

Of Minneola, FL.

Died Aug. 18, 1995, age 70.

Furlong, Francis John
McLenden was his instructor.
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Graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841556.

Bovey MN.
Gaigal, Peter P.
After the War he worked at Northrup.
Ann Gaigal, wife.

Of Norwood, MA

Gaston, Alfred Sandy
Graduated from Columbus, MS   T-68933.
Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
Geil, Denis Warner
He had C.T.D. at Dickenson College before coming to Douglas. McClenden was his Instructor. Click here for a group picture.

He had Basic at Gunter Field, AL. He graduated at Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841558. He then went into B-17’s. Later he was in a ferrying group out of Gunter Field. 1st Lt. Click here for his bio.

Bonnie Geil, wife.

Of Reno, Nev.

Gerhart, Joseph L.
Wyomissing, PA in 1944.
Getchell, Albert H.
McLendon was his instructor. He served within the U.S.A. He was discharged at the end of the war.

His obituary appeared in Record-Journal (Meriden, CT) – Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Wallington, CT

Died in Middletown, CT March 3, 2001, age 81.
Georgia Haury Getchell, wife

Gezick, Raymond
McLenden was his instructor
Gifford, Richard Dwight
“Mack” McLendon was his instructor. Click here for a group picture.

He graduated from Columbus, MS., as F.O. T-68934. He was soon discharged.

Jeanne Gifford, wife

Of Boca Raton, FL.

Gindhart, Charles Fred Jr.
Herb Miller was his instructor. He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841559. He was assigned to the A.F.T.R.C. at Columbus. After the war he worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. until 1963. Then another insurance co. for 3 or 4 years. Then he returned to flying. He was with Mack Aviation, a large flight school and airline in New York State. 2nd Lt.
Dorothy Gindhart, wife

Of Palm Bay FL.

Gioia, Louis
Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1944
Goldberg, Aaron
Goodman, G. S.
Goodwin, Ezell Jr.  “Easy”
McLendon was his instructor at Douglas. Click here for a group picture.

He graduated from Columbus, MS as a F.O. S/N: T-6893. He was discharged prior to going overseas. He reenlisted as Master Sgt. then he was commissioned for the Korean war. He retired as a Capt. in 1963. Captain. Click here for more information and pictures.

Alberta Goodwin, wife

Of Stockton, MO.

Greene, Edward F.
Groves, John S.
From his obituary [Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH) – Thursday, May 1, 2003]: “He moved to Florida 23 years ago from York Beach, Maine. … was an Air Force veteran.”
Born Feb. 23, 1922, in Nashua, NH.

Died April 28, 2003 in Tampa, FL.
Of Hudson, NH in 1944

Gurtner, John R. Jr.
Hales, William Elbert
Jose Oliveros was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841562. Before he really got a chance to serve, the “Bomb” was dropped and he was discharged. 2nd Lt.
Yolanda “Yo” Hales, wife

Of Cherry Hill, NJ

Halleby, Robert L.
Hauck, Donald E.
Heard, William P.
William washed out of flight training. He was in the Battle of the Bulge in the regular Army.
Virginia Heard, wife

Of Mauve, LA

Hoepner, Roger D.
Holladay, Robert Leonard Jr.
S/N: O-841561. He was in Germany for 12 years, flew over North Pole-then USA. Strategic Air Command. Jose Oliveros was his instructor. Graduated Columbus, MS
Savannah, GA
Holland, Thomas E.
Holler, Robert E.
Hopson, Sebran Oran “Bill”
He graduated from Columbus, MS. F.O. (S/N:  T-68939). Jose Oliveros was his instructor
Evelyn Hopson, wife

Of Houston, Texas

Houmillat, Francis E.
Howell, Herman B. Sr.
Howison, Richard Stephan
Jose Oliveros was his instructor. Graduated Columbus, MS.    F.O.  T-68941.
Arlington, VA
Huber, Donald K.
Neffsville, PA in 1944
Hurd, Bradley James Jr.
Jose Oliveros and Al Crisler were his instructors at Douglas.He graduated from Columbus, MS. T-68943 in Mar. 1945. He did not get into combat. He was discharged in Jan. 1946. He joined Frontier Airlines in Jan. 1951, and retired at 60 years of age in Feb. 1985. He became an Instructor Pilot for American West Airlines on 747‘s.   2nd Lt.
Denise Hurd, wife

Of Gilbert, AR

Ingraham, Dudley S., Jr.
He went to Gunnery School. Later Dudley was Killed in Action as a ball turret gunner in a B-17 (S/N: 42-102958) with the 100th Bomb Group, 360 Bomb Sqdn while over Berlin. The plane was hit by flak on the right wing just after bombs away. Starboard engines began to flame, and the pilot put it in a steep dive to try to extinguish them. A few seconds later it pulled up in a half roll, then did a split S and went down. Two chutes were seen. When last seen the aircraft was nearly enveloped in fire.
Sgt.

Bristol Conn. in 1943

Mother: Mrs. Dudley S. Ingraham

Ref. MACR #12047.

Inman, Harry C. Jr.
Ives, Clarence Albert
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841567
Baton Rouge, LA
Jackim, Halas L.
Jackson, Andrew Aird  “Andy”
Charles Haaf was his instructor. He graduated from Moody Field, GA and was discharged at the end of the war. He re-enlisted and received his commission again during the Korean War. Afterward he flew for United Airlines, Japan Airlines and Lufthansa Airlines. He has a total of 11,000 hours. Major
Shirley Jackson, wife

Of Aurora CO.

Jacobs, Jack Mason
Chas Haaf was his instructor. Graduated from Columbus MS.     T-68944.
Harvey, IL
Jacobs, Robert E.
Jacobson, Wilbur Robert
Chas Haaf was his instructor. Graduated Columbus, MS.  T-68945
Tarrytown, NY
Jarrott, James H. 3rd
Jeffries, Jonas K. R.
Jenko, Joe R.
Baltimore, MD in 1944
Jirovec, Albert John
Charles Haaf was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Columbus, MS. T-68946. He was checked out on B-25’s and then instructed in them. He was discharged in 1946. He spent a few years in the reserve.  2nd Lt.
Dorothy Jirovec, wife

Of St. Paul, Minn.

Johnson, Clayton Norris
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841569.

From what is probably his obituary [Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) – Sunday, August 1, 2004]: “Clayton N. ‘Bing’ Norris. He was a WWII Veteran and served three years in the Army Air Force.”

of McFarland, WI

Born in Cottage Grove, WI on Oct. 4, 1924
Died July 28, 2004.

wife, Dolores

Jones, James E.
Jordan, James T. Jr.
Keel, Richard C.
Keesling, Jesse C.
Kehoe, George Joseph
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841571
Kelly, John R.
Kettling, Otto C. Jr.
Kibble, George R.
Kilmer, George William
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N: T-69002
King, Ralph Hugh
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841574
Kirkland, Robert Olin
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841647
Kneser, Harlow August
Knisely, Richard Lloyd
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841577
Kohlmeyer, Norman L.
Komar, Frank A.
Kramer, Milton H.
Krause, Laurence H.
Kremzar, Frank J. Jr
Kritselis, Nicholas
Kroeger, John L.
Land, Brewster Miller
He graduated from Napier Field, AL.   S/N: O-841894
Laneau, Artie
Weymouth, MA in 1944
Lankin, Joseph D.
Lapica, Roman
He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: T-68950
NYC.
Larkin, Joseph D.
Laskowski, Henry J.
Lehmann, James M.
Lewis, William M. Jr.
Liddell, Paul Lee
He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: T-68957
Chicago, Illinois
Lill, Calvin G.
Litman, Stoney
Ludington, Vernon Leo
Lutz, Frederick William
He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: T-68954
Mace, Claude Leo
He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841582
MacPherson, Allen B.
Lawrence, Mass. in 1944
Mahoney, Daniel G.
Manning, Lawrence J. Jr.
Mathes, Robert C.
McEwen, Robert James
He graduated from Columbus, MS. F.O.T-68955. He was held in Columbus for a time. After discharge he was in the Reserve and made 2nd Lt. He was then assigned to glider training. 2nd Lt.
Betty McEwen, wife

Of Woodbridge, NJ

McIsaac, Edwin Lancelot
He graduated from Columbus, MS   T-68956.
Detroit, MI
McLean, Donald O.
McLelland, Billie Glenn
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841581.
Houston, Texas
Melko, John Jr.
S SGT
Bridgeport, CT in 1944
Born January 08, 1925
Died May 27, 1996
Buried Riverside Cemetery in Shelton, Connecticut
Meyers, Harold R.
Miller, Bernard Willinger
Jess Lockyer may have been his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841586. and then was assigned to the A.F.T.R.C. at Columbus, MS. He also served in the Korean war. He made the Air Force a career. He was in Air-Vac in 1952 and 1953 and had a 5 year stint at Warner Robins, Ga.    Lt. Col.
Jean Miller, wife

Of San Antonio, TX.

Miller, Grover C. Jr.
Miller, Martin Leonard
Jesse Lockyer may have been his instructor. He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841587. and was assigned to the A.F.T.R.C. at Columbus, MS. He left the Service at the end of the Korean War. Then was in Engineering at Kelly Field, TX.  Major
Pasadena, TX.
Miltenberger, Emil B.
Mizell, Floyd Monroe
He graduated from Columbus, MS, S/N: O-841589, and was assigned to the A.F.T.R.C. at Columbus. He was in P-51 fighters. Then into B-29’s and assigned to the Atom Bomb Program. He left the Air Force and received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine at Ohio State Univ.   Captain
Tylertown, MS
Monaghan, Henry
Jesse Lockyer was his instructor. He graduated from Columbus, MS. as F.O. T-68959. Since the war was nearly over his service was in the U.S.A. only, including at Scott A.F.B.
Joyce Monaghan, wife

Of Wheaton, IL

Monfort, Ralph
Muirhead, Cecil Newton Jr.
He graduated from Columbus, MS.  S/N: O-841590
Freeport, NY
Muldoon, Richard C.
He worked at the Portsmouth Navy Yard for 14 years.   
2nd Lt.
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Lillie Muldoon, wife

West Newbury, MA

Muller, Albert Joseph
He graduated from Advanced at Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841591. He served in the S.W. Pacific flying C-47’s. He was in Guam, Iwo Jima and then on to Tokyo
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Frances Muller, wife

Murray, Kenneth Malcolm Jr.
Norman Page was his instructor. He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841592. He served in the U.S.A. He was discharged at the end of the war. He was in the Reserve for a few years.
Indianapolis, IN
Murrell, James O.
Musco, Steve
New Haven, CT
Neel, Richard
Nolty, John B.
Norris, Jack W.
Norton, Charles M.
Novotny, Walter Victor
Glenn Harrington was his Douglas instructor. He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841595. He served In WWII and was discharged. He re-enlisted for Korea and received his commission back. He made Captain in the active Air Force and later was a Major in the Reserves. As a civilian, he was an Air Traffic Controller at Niagara Falls, N.Y  Major
Marjorie Novotny, wife

Of Tonawanda, N.Y.

O’Neill, William T. Jr.
Paris, James E.
Parmelee, Charles Roy
He graduated from Moody Field, Valdosta, GA. S/N: O-841754. Assigned to Moody.
Dallas, Texas
Patenaude, Lionel Valentine
He graduated from Columbus as F.O. T-69250. He received his college degrees just in time to be recalled for the Korean War. He then stayed in the A.F. until retiring as a Major.

From his obituary [San Antonio Express-News (TX) – Sunday, November 25, 2012]: “A proud veteran of World War II and the Korean War he served in the United States Air Force for twenty six years including serving as the U.S. Air Force information officer for Berlin during the Berlin crises of the early 1960s. He also earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Texas at Austin to which he was ever loyal. After retiring from the Air Force as a major he taught at St. Mary’s University and San Antonio College where many students said that he inspired them to excel.
Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.”

Born in Chicopee Massachusetts, he became an adopted Texan after marrying native Texan Laura Darnell.

Of San Antonio, TX
Died November 19 2012 at the age of 90.

Perkins, Albert Jr.
Fred Briles was his instructor at Douglas. He had Basic at Shaw Field (BT-13 AT-6’s). He graduated from Moody Valdosta. (AT-6 & B-25’s) Then he flew Navigators in training. Next he went to Smyrna, TN and assembled a crew. Then the war was over. He went to the Univ. of Tennessee Dental School. He practiced Dentistry for 35 years an retired In 1986. Click here for his bio and pictures (a PDF)
2nd Lt.

Wife: Louise Perkins

Of Littlefield, TX.

Perrin, Stanley Franklin
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841598
Pontiac, MI
Polter, Jerome
Powell, Edmund B.
Powell, John F.
Ragan, Robert W.
Ramsey, Nathan J.
Reed, Raymond A.
He had Basic at Gunter Field, AL and graduated from Craig Field. He served in the Troop Carrier Group. He flew C-119’s and U-3 Cessnas and the A-37’s. He was discharged in 1971. As a civilian he was an Air Traffic Controller in Cleveland and at several other places. Major [The previous information was obtained partly via personal contact and conflicts slightly with his obituary below].

From his obituary [Erie Times-News (PA) – Saturday, June 23, 2012]: “Raymond served his country for 40 years, enlisting in 1943 with the Army Air Force, where he served as a bomber pilot in WWII and retired from the Air Force in 1983. After his retirement from the military, Raymond worked as an Air Traffic Controller for 20 years at the Youngstown and Dubois Airports. He was also a Certified Flight Instructor for many years at the Chess Lamberton Airport, in Franklin.”

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Born November 18, 1923 in Rural Valley, Pa.
Died May 21, 2012
Marion Reed, wife

Of Girard, Pa., formerly of Seneca, Pa.

Rice, Richard J.
Robbins, George Arthur
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841642
Roberts, Richard J.
Roummillat, Francis E.
Salter, Oscar Richard
Salvador, William C.
Sandrock, Vernon Herbert
He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: O-841606. Larry Rice was his instructor
Sapousek, Oliver Frank A. “Wally”
Larry Rice was his instructor.
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He graduated from Columbus, MS. S/N: T-68969.

Omaha, NB.
Sapsford, Leslie A.
Schallock, Art
Schmidt, Harry C.
Larry Rice was his instructor. He washed out in Basic. Then went to A&E school and worked on B-24’s until he was discharged. Recalled for Korea as a W.O. Retired from the Air National Guard as a Lt. Col. In 1980.
Genevieve Schmidt, wife

Of Carlyle, IL

Schoening, Frank J.
Schreier, John E.
Schroeder, Howard W.
Schufman, Joseph L.
Self, Hubert G. Jr.
Shemaitis, Raymond
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Sherry, Thomas S.
Charles Sherrill was his instructor at Douglas. He flew   P-51’s in Korea. Later it was F-86’s in N. Africa, France and Germany. This was followed by instructing in T-33’s at Valdosta. He was also in Vietnam. He retired in 1970 and has stayed that way. Lt.Col.
Mary Sherry, wife.

Of Phoenix, AZ

Shirley, Robert K. Jr.
Shotwell, Jack Andrew Jr.
Charles Sherrill was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Columbus S/N: O-841613. He was discharged at the end of the war. He reenlisted in the A.F. in 1946. Received a Commission in 1951 and retired in 1965. Major.
Jean Shotwell, wife

Of Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Sirvis, John V.
Skurauskis, Victor
He graduated from Columbus, MS  T-68974.

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Chicago, Illinois
Slanga, John
He graduated from Columbus, MS  T-68975.

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See his obituary at http://www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com/

John Slanga in uniform
of Detroit, MI.

Wife Patricia
Died April 18, 2012, age 86.

Slater, Berl Wayne
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-84164?

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St. Louis, MO.
Slosarik, Stephen Edward
He graduated from Columbus, MS S/N: O-841617.
Saltsburg, PA.
Smith, Claire Rhicardo
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841619
Smith, Clarence B.
Soriano, Fred
Raritan NJ.
Sorton, William C.
Spear, Calvin O.
Stakes, Charles Wesley
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841622
Stephens, John P.
Stevens, Seaborn R. Jr.
Stewart, Winston George
He graduated from Columbus, MS  T-68983
Storch, John Henry
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841625.

From his obituary [Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) – Sunday, July 19, 2009]: “He graduated from State College High School in 1943 and was a Penn State music major, class of 1949. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. As a first lieutenant, he served as an instructor and was trained as a B-25 pilot. Upon the death of his father in 1949, he took over the family business, Storch Motor Company, in State College.”

He was born June 27, 1925, in Bellefonte, PA.
Died July 15, 2009 in Delray Beach, Fla.

Stout, William Robert
He graduated from Columbus, MS  S/N: O-841626.

From his obituary [Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, February 13, 1991]: “Lt. Col. William Robert Stout of Beaverton, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot.

During his 36-year Air Force career, he served in the United States, England, Germany and in several Asian countries. After his military retirement in 1979, he moved back to Portland. In 1983, he began working on special assignment for the U.S. government in Ankara, Turkey. He retired and moved back to the United States in September.”

He was born July 21, 1925, in Minneapolis, Kan. He moved to Portland in 1937 and later moved to Medford, where he graduated from high school.

Died Feb. 7, 1991 in Tallahassee, Fla

Wife: Bernice M. Stout

Strickland, Stanley
East Haven, Conn. in 1944
Taylor, Harland
Toenyes, Bernard G.
Turley, James K.
Updegraff, Don M.
Van Hoven, Conrad J.
Van Natten, Murel Edward
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841633
Vandever, William G.
He remained a Flight Officer and left the service as soon as he could do so.
Margaret Vandever, wife.

Of Tulsa, Okla

Vigue, Joseph G.
Vos, Paul Mowrey
He had Basic at Shaw Fld, SC, and Moody Fld, Ga for Advanced. He was a B-25 instructor at Columbus, MS.
Walker, Edward N.
Walker, William W. Jr.
Warvi, Harold M.
Waterbury, David Eugene
He graduated from Columbus, MS  T-68990
Hobart, OK.
Watson, Jerry Frank
Anderson was his instructor at Douglas. Click here for his picture with a PT-17

Basic at Gunter Fld, Al and Advanced at Napier Fld, AL. Retired in 1970 as Major

Mary Nell Watson, wife.

Of Dothan, AL in 1944

Way, Donald J.
Weinle, Albert
He graduated from Napier Field, AL as FO T-69156
Welch, Louis Jr.
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841651
Wheeler, Herbert Robertson
He graduated from Columbus, MS T6899?.
Buffalo, NY
White, Vernon G.
Whitehill, Blaine G.
Willets, Howard Jr.
Williams, Harold Robert
Williams, James Robert
R.M. Nelson was his instructor at Douglas. Basic at Gunter Fld, AL and Advanced at Columbus, MS.
Phyliss Williams, wife.

Of Sedona, AZ

Williams, William T.
Wilson, Tom A.
Witten, Wanace E.
Witting, Neil P. Jr.
Wold, Norman Wesley
Walt Kuchner was his instructor. He graduated from Columbus, MS  S/N: T-68996.

From his brief obit [Grand Forks Herald (ND) – Tuesday, April 13, 1999]: “Wold, Norman, 72, Brooklyn Park, Minn., formerly of Page and Fargo, Died April 9, 1999.”

Mabel, MN
Woodmancy, Huber W.
Woodyard, John Joseph
He graduated from Columbus, MS  S/N: O-841654.

From his obituary [Fayetteville Observer, The (NC) – Sunday, November 24, 2002]: “HOPE MILLS — Retired Air Force Lt. Col. John Joseph Woodyard, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002. Burial with military honors will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.”

Lt. Col.

Wife, “Boots” Woodyard

Wray, Jack D.
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841652
Fort Wayne, IN.
Wright, Merrill
Yochim, Anthony P.
He graduated from Columbus, MS   S/N: O-841655
Yukes, Kenneth L.
Zerba, Robert Dale
He graduated from Napier Field, AL.  S/N: O-841687.
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