Douglas Class of 1943-G (Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers July 28, 1943)

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Airey, John, Jr.     John Airey, Jr.
Archer, Dale H.     Dale H. Archer
Arleo, Dominick L.      
Askins, Lynn D. Cadet Officer: Wing Sergeant Major at Douglas.   Lynn D. Askins
Ball, Darrell M.

Of Greenville, S.C. Graduated Spence Field, S/N: O-806466. He was in the 343rd Fighter Gp. 344th Fighter Sqdn. and flew P-40E's per http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

  Darrell M. Ball
Barker, Donald G.      
Bissell, Howard B.     Howard B. Bissell
Bogar, Charles R.

O. E. Pierce was his instructor at Douglas. He was in the 301st Bomb Gp. 352nd Bomb Sqdn. On May 25, 1944 he was pilot of a B-17G that was hit and broke into 3 pieces. All crew members were killed. (MACR #15163). He is buried in the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial (see Find-A-Grave). Nettuno, Lazio, Italy. Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters.

2nd Lt.

Of Alton IL.

Wife: Mary E. Bogar

Charles R. Bogar
Bollei, Leo J. B. Knox was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-808937. He was in the 463rd Bomb Gp. 773rd Bomb Sqdn. On May 18, 1944, he was pilot of a B-17G (S/N: 42-31791) with a crew of 10 on a bombing mission to the Ploesti Oil Fields, Romania. Enemy fighters, 5 abreast, came in a frontal attack, then peeled off and followed each other in their attack. Bollei's plane was hit. All 10 crew members bailed out about 10 miles from the Danube River. All crew members returned to duty (MACR #5834).

Detroit, MI

Born on March 9, 1921
Died May 30, 2011

Leo Bollei
Bowyer, Alvin G.     Alvin G. Bowyer
Brain, Stanley M.

Cadet Officer: Commander Squadron A. J. B. Knox was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-808941. He was in the 34th Bomb Gp. 18th BS. He was shot down in a B-24 (S/N: 41-29572) on June 7, 1944 in the D-Day operations but bailed out successfully - click here for more information. He was later killed in a flying accident at Harlingen Army Gunnery School (B-24J), TX. on 01-16-45. See http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

MACR #6725 of June 7, 1944.

Died Jan 16, 1945

Silver Star

Stanley M. Brain
Butterfield, Wilbur Bradley J. B. Knox was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-808948. He was in the 306th Bomb Gp. 367th Bomb Sqdn. flying B-17's. He was killed in a flying accident over the Channel on Apr. 14, 1944, per Steven Burris.

Capt.

From MI.

Wilber B. Butterfield
Case, Lewellyn F.      
Checkley, Wilfred G.      
Constantine, Theodore G.      
Coons, Joseph D.

Graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808227. He was with the 21st Fighter Gp. 46th Fighter Sqdn., per http://www.cieldegloire.com/

1st Lt.

Detroit, MI.

Joseph D. Coons
Cornell, Herbert B.      
Coulbourn, Harold J. S/N: O-808229. He was in the 21st Fighter Gp. 72nd Fighter Sqdn. / 37FG 30FS

LT.

From Delaware

Harold J. Coulbourn
Cuneo, George Gilbert He was a bombardier on B-17's in the 92nd Bomb Gp. 325th Bomb Sqdn. On Apr 11, 1944 he was interned in Sweden, per Steven Burris. from NJ George G. Cuneo
Dalton, Donald P.      
Damaschke, William K.  

1st Lt.

Born Oct. 29, 1918 Ocala, FL.
Died Apr. 11, 2003
Buried Florida National Cemetery

William K. Damaschke
Davidson, Allen L.      
Dawe, Nicholas T.      
Day, Raymond A. S/N: O-804885?   Raymond A. Day
Dickey, Edward D.      
Dingledine, Eugene W.

S/N: O-806979. He was in the 96th Bomb Gp. 339th Bomb Sqdn. On May 1, 1944, he was the pilot of a B-17G (S/N: 42-31152) with a crew of 10 on a mission to the Metz rail yards in France. After the plane was hit by flak, he bailed out over Ath, Belgium. He and some of his crew evaded capture by being taken in by the Belgium Underground. He aided the underground until the home they were hidden in was raided by the S.S. He became a P.O.W. Eventually he was liberated. However his tail gunner, Gerald E. Sorenson, who was also picked up by the Belgium Underground was killed fighting a rear guard action (MACR #4237). Click here for more information.

1st Lt.

IL

See http://forum. armyairforces.com /96BG-m109362.aspx

Eugene W. Dingledine
Dipietro, Amedeo A. He became a bombardier, S/N: O-752607.

Lt.

N.J.

 
Dix, Rex F.      
Donner, John B. S/N: O-808966. He was in the 463rd Bomb Gp. 773rd Bomb Sqdn. On Apr. 30, 1944, he was co-pilot of a B-17G (S/N: 42-31805) with a crew of 9 on a mission to Varese, North Italy. Their plane was hit by enemy anti-aircraft and lost all power. The plane was set down in a heavy sea with a strong wind about 20 miles SE of Ancona. The plane stayed afloat for about 30 minutes and the men got into 2 life rafts, although the rafts did not inflate properly and the crew struggled and became separated. One of the crewmen perished in the water. After 16 hours, the raft not carrying Donner was spotted by British Spitfires and 2-4 hours later they were picked up by a British flying boat. However the British flying boat was damaged in landing and had to taxi to friendly territory. While taxiing they were shelled by heavy artillery. Upon reaching land, they were given medical aid but were only 1 mile from the front line. British trucks took them to Celono, Italy, their home base, and they arrived on May 1, 1944 (MACR #4606). Donner's life boat was captured Apr. 30, 1944 and he was a P.O.W. until the end of the war.

2nd Lt.

MI.

John B. Donner
Dubinskas, John B.      
Eady, Alton      
Edington, Arnold Hazen S/N: O-808242. He was in the 16th Fighter Gp. 24th Fighter Sqdn. He was killed in a flying accident 1944-01-25 in Panama. From Colorado Arnold H. Edington
Eelman, Garrett R.      
Eglestone, Denis J.      
Endee, Walter M. He became a bombardier.    
Evert, David J. O. E. Pierce was his instructor at Douglas.   David J. Evert
Featherstone, Daniel E., Jr. O. E. Pierce was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-807402. He was in the 3rd CCG (Coastal Command Gunnery) 2nd Lt. Daniel E. Featherstone, Jr.
Feldman, Lester      
Feldy, Joseph H.      
Fiecoat, Howard Franklin S/N: O-808976. He was in the 465th Bomb Gp. 782nd Bomb Sqdn. On Aug. 3, 1944, he was the pilot of a B-24H (S/N: 42-95284) with a crew of 10 on a bombing mission to Friedrichshafen, Germany. The plane was attacked by enemy fighters, the plane crashed and the entire crew was killed.

1st Lt.

Jewett, Ohio

Howard F. Fiecoat
Finney, James W. He graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808246. He was with the 324th Fighter Gp. 316th Fighter Sqdn. Of Joliet, IL. James W. Finney
Fortson, William D.

Cadet Officer: Wing Adjutant.

Wife: Frances.

Of Playa Del Ray, CA.

William D. Fortson
Foster, Daniel H.      
Fox, Edward A. S/N: O-808980. He was with the 448th Bomb Gp. 714th Bomb Sqdn. (MACR #4177). On Dec. 30, 1943, his B-24H (S/N: 41-28599) was shot down over Belgium and was killed.

2nd Lt.

IL

Possibly buried in Florennes air base cemetery

Edward A. Fox
Frey, John E.      
Fuccello, Leo      
Gaalema, Edward H.      
Gabor, George     George Gabor
Gage, Corral Randall He became a navigator/bombardier, S/N: O-698693. He was in the 497th Bomb Gp. 871st BS (VHB), per The Long Haul: The Story of the 497th Bomb Group and other sources.

1st Lt.

from WI

 
Gantt, Doyle K.      
Garrett, Howard J.      
Gelula, Richard C.      
Gendron, William     William Gendron
George, Floren E.

S/N: O-808984. He was in the 485th Bomb Gp. 829th and 830th BS. flying B-24's. See http://www.485thbg.org/

2nd Lt. Floren E. George
Gerino, Elvia J. Graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808252. He was in the 413th Fighter Gp. 1st Fighter Sqdn. / Millville AAFd Replacement Training Unit, per Steven Burris. Of Oak Park, IL. Elvia J. Gerino
Gershon, David M. He became a navigator, S/N: O-702407. He was in the 5th Bomb Gp. 394th Bomb Sqdn. On June 18, 1944, he was navigator on a B-24J (S/N: 42-73454) on a mission to Momote Airfield, Papua New Guinea. The target was closed in, there was heavy but inaccurate flak, and there were some enemy fighters in the area. But it is not known why the plane crashed, but the entire crew was killed (MACR #6581).

2nd Lt.

from IL.

 
Gillender, Maurice M.     Maurice M. Gillender
Gorham, Edward F.     Edward F. Gorham
Green, Robert E.     Robert E. Green
Greenberg, Jerome Cadet Officer: Commander Squadron B   Jerome Greenberg
Greene, Chris A.      
Guggemos, Robert J. S/N: O-812806. He was in the 359th Fighter Gp. 369th Fighter Sqdn.

1st Lt.

Michigan

 
Gurd, Stephen J. S/N: O-810360. He was in the 405th Fighter Gp. 510th Fighter Sqdn. On July 27, 1944 he was flying a P-47D (S/N: 42-75174) on an armed recon mission to Coutances, France. After dropping their bombs, the squadron was flying back to the base when Gurd spotted something like a gun or tank position on the ground. He peeled off to strafe it and was hit by flak. His plane was on fire. He was urged to bail out by others in the squadron, which he did and landed in a tree. He became a P.O.W. (MACR #07925)

1st Lt.

Michigan

Stephen J. Gurd
Haase, George W.      
Haber, Marty      
Haberle, Ira J.      
Hadden, James W.      
Hammer, James K. He became a bombardier, S/N: O-689152. He was in the 459th Bomb Gp. 757th BS (ZI), and was killed in a flying accident Jan 14, 1944, per Steven Burris. 2nd Lt.  
Harper, Robert C. He had Basic at Günter, Ala. in BT-13's and Advanced at George Field, IL in AT-10's. S/N: O-808993. He graduated in June 1943. He and Hillman followed the same career. Went overseas to San Pancrazio, Italy, in 376 Bomb Group (H), 512 Bomb Squadron as co-pilot. On July 3, 1944, he and Hillman on their 50th mission were hit by flak over Giurgiu, Romania south of Ploesti. He and Hillman bailed out. They were P.O.W.s for 67 days. They were released together through Turkey and Egypt. He returned to the States to fly B-25's. He made 1st Lt. in June 1944. Robert C. Harper
Hebbeln, Erwin J.      
Heinze, Arthur J.      
Hemlib, John A. Was delayed to class 43H.    
Herrick, Edwin H.      
Hettler, Michael J.      
Hillman, George H., Jr. Cadet Officer: Group Commander.
He had Basic at Günter, Ala. in BT-13's and Advanced at George Field, IL in AT-10's. S/N: O-808996. He graduated in June 1943. He and Harper followed the same career. Went overseas to San Pancrazio, Italy, in 376 Bomb Group (H), 512 Bomb Squadron. On July 3, 1944, on he and Harper's 50th mission, they were hit by flak over Giurgiu, Romania south of Ploesti. He and Robert bailed out. They were P.O.W.s for 67 days. They were released together through Turkey and Egypt. He returned to the States to fly B-25's.

He made 1st Lt. in June 1944.

Of Palm Harbor, Fla.

George H. Hillman, Jr.
Hobkirk, Robert J.      
Hochrein, Robert F. He became a navigator (S/N: O-706526). He was with the 308th Bomb Gp. 373rd Bomb Sqdn. He was KIA July 18, 1944. See Selman Field During WWII, by Turner Pub'l Co., per Steven Burris.

2nd Lt.

Washtenaw, MI

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Robert F. Hochrein
Holliday, Wayne S. Paul Walker was his instructor at Douglas.

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Wayne S. Holliday
Holly, Gerald R. He had Basic at Gunter Field, graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808263. He served in the P-38 Lightning formation in the 347th Fighter Gp., 70th Fighter Sqdn in the Pacific Theatre and was in action at Makin, Tarawa, the Bismarck Archipelago, the North Solomons, New Guinea and the Phillippine liberation campaign. He flew at least 96 combat missions. He was recalled for Korea and served as a Test Pilot.

Wife: Leatha Holly

Of Ann Arbor, MI.

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Gerald R. Holly
Hooper, William John S/N: O-809001. He was in the 465th Bomb Gp. 780th Bomb Sqdn. On July 26, 1944 he was co-pilot on a B-24H (S/N: 42-52482) on a mission to Voslau, Austria. Just after reaching the target, the plane was hit by flak, and it started to descend gradually. Hooper was hit and was dead or unconscious. The pilot tried to crash land the plane, but hit a tree and both the pilot and Hooper were killed. He was buried in a small town called Lövö, Hungary, about 40 miles south of Shopron, Hungary (MACR #7336).

1st Lt.

Wife: Katherina G. Hooper

Detroit, MI

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William J. Hooper
Howes, Alvin H. Paul Schlundt was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-808266. He graduated from Spence field, Moultrie, GA on July 24, 1943 and flew in WWII and again in Korea. He spent some time in the Reserve. He retired as a Capt. He then was in Real Estate. He also spent 5 years as a Tour Guide at Hoover Dam.

Capt.

Wife: Dorothy Howes

Of Edmore, MI.

Alvin H. Howes
Huettenmoser, Frederick L. Paul Schlundt was his instructor at Douglas. He soloed Feb. 16, 1943. He had Basic at Gunter. Graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808267. He was a B-29 pilot in the 6th Bomb Gp. 24th BS (VHB), bombing the Japs from the Mariannas. His plane was named "Ernie Pyle’s Milk Wagon". Then he spent 6 months as a Twin Instructor at Blytheville, and some time at Goldsboro, N.C., Boise, Idaho and Seymour-Johnson in Indiana. Of Ridgewood, N.J. Frederick L. Huettenmoser
Hum, Charles L. Jr. Paul Schlundt was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out at Douglas because of depth perception. He became a Tail Gunner with the 8th A.F. in England. After the war he became a Fuel Engineer, designing furnaces.

S/Sgt.

Wife: Helen Hum

Of Salem, Ohio.

He died in 1976.

 
Humphrey, William B. "Snow" White was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out in Basic.   William B. Humphrey
Hunter, Kenneth O. "Snow" White was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808269. He was with the 404th Fighter Gp. 508th Fighter Sqdn., per Leap Off: 404th Fighter Group Combat History by Wilson, Andrew F., Ed. Of Philadelphia, PA. Kenneth O. Hunter
Jenkins, Keith A. "Snow" White was his instructor at Douglas.   Keith A. Jenkins
Johnson, Leroy H. "Snow" White was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-809003. He was with the 302nd Bomb Gp. 356th BS Replacement Training Unit (B-24J). He was killed in a flying accident on Oct 18, 1943 (in NM), per Steven Burris.   Leroy H. Johnson
Johnson, Ward C. Jr. "Snow" White was his instructor. He washed out at Douglas.    
Johnson, William R.

Lieutenant Col. Bill Dillard was his instructor.

Of Sumter, S.C. William R. Johnson
Jones, H. Jones, Jr. Bill Dillard was his instructor at Douglas.   Troy H. Jones, Jr.
Josephs, Arthur L. Bill Dillard was his instructor. He washed out at Douglas.    
Kaufman, Irving Bill Dillard was his instructor. He graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808275. Later was a target Tow Pilot at Charleston, S.C. Of Huntington Woods, MI. Irving Kaufman
Kedrock, Alex Dan Lardin and then Treadaway were his instructors at Douglas. He graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808276. He was with the 405th Fighter Gp. 509th Fighter Sqdn. He flew P-47's in Europe.

1st Lt.

Wife: Pat Kedrock

Of Lansing, MI.

Alex Kedrock
Keeling, Rudolph W. Lardin and then Treadaway were his instructors at Douglas. He washed out.    
Kelly, Raymond A. Lardin and then Treadaway were his instructors at Douglas. He washed out.    
Kennemer, Harley B. Lardin and then Treadaway were his instructors at Douglas. He washed out.    
Kishpaugh, John D. John D. Lardin and then Treadaway were his instructors at Douglas. Later he lost a leg. Details unknown to us.   John D. Kishpaugh
Knapp, Eluid J.

Walt Huffmann was his instructor at Douglas. He was a navigator with the 100th Bomb Gp. 349th Bomb Sqdn. in Lt George S. Allen's Crew. After completing his tour in August 1944, Knapp was transferred to S2 (Intelligence). See http://www.100thbg.com/

Lt.  
Kuschel, Harry Clarence 1st Lt.
Walter Huffmann was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated from Spence Field, O-808286. He was flying B-29’s. He was in a crack-up while instructing in Texas. After his service he returned to Detroit.
of Detroit, MI. He died in 1979. Harry Clarence Kuschel
Lampert, Robert O., Jr. Walt Huffmann was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-808287. He was with the 51st Fighter Gp. 16th Fighter Sqdn. in the China-India-Burma theater.   Robert C. Lampert, Jr.
Lane, Richard C. Walt Huffman was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-808691. He went to Twin Engine School.   Richard C. Lane
Leahy, George J. Walt Huffmann was his instructor at Douglas. He was washed out.    
LeFevre, William E. Mike Sewell was his instructor at Douglas. He was washed out.   William E. LeFevre
Lewis, Harry C. Mike Sewell was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out.    
Liddy, Louis A. Sewell then Tom Doran were his instructors at Douglas. He washed out.    
Lieberman, James J. Mike Sewell was his instructor at Douglas. He became a bombardier See Bombardier - A History (Vol. 1) by St. John, Philip A.    
Lipscomb, Robert V. Cadet Officer: Commander Squadron C.
Mike Sewell was his Instructor at Douglas. He had Basic at Günter and Advanced at Spence Field, S/N: O-808290. He then flew P-40’s and P-47’s in the 9th Air Force, 405th Fighter Gp. 509th Fighter Sqdn. Later he flew jet fighters.

Capt.

Of Pine Top, Ariz.

Robert V. Lipscomb
Lipski, Robert F. Tom Doran was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out.    
Loeschen, John B. Tom Doran was his Instructor at Douglas.

Wife: Patricia Loeschen

Of La Prairie, IL.

John B. Loeschen
Long, Daniel R. He graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-808292. Of Detroit, MI Daniel R. Long
Lower, Edward J. He became a bombardier, S/N: O-753146. He was with the 385th Bomb Gp. 548th Bomb Sqdn. On Sept 12, 1944 he was bombardier on a B-17G (S/N: 42-31638, "Big Gas Bird") on a mission to Leipzig, Germany. His plane was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire shortly after "Bombs away". He had a sprained or broken ankle before the plane crash-landed. Some of the crew were captured, but he was killed, possibly by German farmers (#8907).

1st Lt.

State College, PA

 
Mackay, Donald Bruce Charles Compton was his instructor at Douglas. He graduated and flew p-40’s for about 100 hours. Then after a bus accident he was sent to Walterboro where he flew P-39’s. Then with the 9th A. F. 405th Fighter Gp. 509th Fighter Sqdn. in England and flew P-47’s for 78 missions. After the war he became an Engineer and designer and worked for Air Research followed by Lockheed. 1st Lt.
Wife: Suzanne Mackay, Of Sautee, GA.
Donald Bruce Mackay
Madej, Mathew J. Compton was his instructor at Douglas. He was eliminated.    
Maggart, Harley B.

He washed out in primary. He was with the British Army in Burma. Click here for his letter describing his life (a PDF).

Cpl.

Wife: Zelda Maggart

Of Albuquerque, NM

 
Mallory, Morris K. Cadet Officer: Group Adjutant.
Compton was his instructor. He washed out in Basic.
  Morris K. Mallory
Manderville, Edward C. Wayne North was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out.    
Mappes, Ernest E.

Cadet Officer: Wing Supply Officer and Wayne North was his instructor at Douglas. He was in the 40th Bomb Gp. He was awarded the D.F.C. and the Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters. See Find-A-Grave

Capt.

Born Jul. 29, 1919
Died Jan. 8, 2009
Buried SpringCreek Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK.

Ernest E. Mappes
Maris, James R. He was in the 392nd Bomb Gp. 578th Bomb Sqdn., per Air Force Assn. Directory Of Members 2001.   James R. Maris
Maris, R.W. Paul Schlundt soloed him at Douglas Feb. 24, 1943. North and Treadaway were his instructors later.    
Marks, Alan H. Student Officer: 1st Lt. at Douglas.
Wayne North was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out.
   
Martin, Ralph D.      
Matheson, Ross R. Graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-806297. He was in Richmond AAFd Combat Crew Training Station-F (P-47C). He may have been injured Nov. 25, 1944 (in VA). Of Flint, MI. Ross R. Matheson
May, Henry D.      
Mazzarella, Edward F.      
McCorkle, George W. He had basic at Gunter, and graduated from George Field. He was at the 397th Bomb Gp. HQ and flew B-26's in England and France for 50+ missions. He made the Air Force a career.

Col.

Of Rockville, MD

George W. McCorkle
McDermott, Myron D. S/N: O-809018. He flew B-24's with the 34th Bomb Gp. 007th Bomb Sqdn. 1944-09-22 POW LS-1. He was in Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany and was freed May 1945, per Behind Barbed Wire, by Morris J. Roy, 1946, the POW web site of the National Archives, and The Garfieldian (newspaper), June 28, 1945.

1st Lt.

IL.

Wife: Drew McDermott

Myron D. McDermott
McDoel, Joseph F.     Joseph F. McDoel
McDonald, Hugh D. S/N: O-808299. He was in the 405th Fighter Gp. 509th Fighter Sqdn. He was killed in action July 24 1944, per various sources.

1st Lt.

MI

Hugh D. McDonald
McGee, Phillip L. Ben Epps was his instructor at Douglas.    
McGill, Phillip L. He was at the Lake Charles (LA) AAFd Combat Crew Training Station-B (TB-26C). He was killed in a flying accident Oct. 16, 1944, per Steven Burris.

2nd Lt.

from MI.

Phillip L. McGill
McGraw, Edward J.      
McKay, William A.      
Mikkelsen, James A. Charles Sherrill was his instructor at Douglas. He was in the 467th Bomb Gp. 791st BS flying B-24's.

From IL.

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James A. Mikkelsen

Miller, Clifton G. Charles Sherrill was his instructor at Douglas. He was in the 445th Bomb Gp. 701st Bomb Sqdn. On June 27, 1944, he was pilot of a B-24H (S/N: 42-95280) with a crew of 10. The front of the plane received a direct hit of flak. The windshield glass was blown into the cockpit, and flak hit Miller in the leg. The plane caught fire immediately. All bailed out over Angicort, a village north of Creil, but one of the crew's chutes did not open. Four of the crew died. Miller landed safely but was unable to travel. The plane blew up in the air. He managed to evade capture and was eventually returned to duty (MACR #6731).

Wife: Jane K. Miller

Of Belding, MI

Clifton G. Miller
Miller, Samuel M. Charles Sherrill was his instructor at Douglas.   Samuel M. Miller
Mullen, James M.      
Mulvey, Clifford R. Jr. He became a bomber / navigator. Recon squadron. See Bombardier - A History (Vol. 1) by Philip A. St. John, 1993. MI  
Murray, Alvin M. Charles Sherrill was his instructor at Douglas. S/N: O-809026. He was in the 492nd Bomb Gp. 857th Bomb Sqdn. On May 19, 1944, he was the pilot of a B-24J (S/N: 42-110151) with a crew of 10 on a mission to Brunswick, Germany. His plane was attacked by 50 ME-109's and FW-190's. The plane dropped out of formation and exploded a few minutes later. The ship probably blew up before he had time to bail out, and he was listed as MIA and later as KIA (MACR #5241).

2nd Lt.

Wife: Catharine Murray

Montgomery, AL

(Find-A-Grave: He and his fellow crew members who were killed have a marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

Alvin M. Murray
Mysliwiec, Raymond A.      
Newman, George W.      
Novotny, Wilford E. S/N: O-808308. He was in the 350th Fighter Gp., per Steven Burris.   Wilford e. Novotny
Olson, Roy E. Student Officer: Second Lieutenant, Squadron B at Douglas.

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Roy E. Olson
Posselius, John H.     John H. Posselius
Pruitt, Raymond A.

S/N: O-808730. He was with the 439th Troop Carrier Group 94th Troop Carrier Squadron (C-47). His plane was hit and he was killed in action in a glider tow mission to Wessel-on-Rhine, Germany on Mar. 24, 1945 (the plane crashed Vassle, Germany). D.F.C. and Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters. See http://www.adoptiegraven-database.nl

2nd Lt.

IL

Buried in the American War Cemetery Margraten.

Raymond A. Pruitt
Ptacek, Frank, Jr.     Frank Ptacek, Jr.
Purdy, Edward W. S/N: O-808732. He was in the 366th Fighter Gp. 389th Fighter Sqdn. 1st Lt. Edward W. Purdy
Quick, Nicholas W.      
Rand, Arthur H. Student Officer: First Lieutenant, Squadron C and Wayne North was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out.   Arthur H. Rand
Rasmussen, Gordon M.      
Renoudet, George J.      
Richardson, Lloyd F.     Lloyd F. Richardson
Rickelman, Bensen F.      
Saluk, Abraham L.      
Sanderson, Eugene E. S/N: O-808742. He was in the 371st Fighter Gp. 405th Fighter Sqdn. He was killed in a flying accident Apr 12, 1944 (in England), per Steven Burris.

2nd Lt.

FL.

Eugene E. Sanderson
Savage, Benjamin F. S/N: O-1699039. Student Officer: Second Lieutenant, Squadron D at Douglas. He was in the 405th Fighter Gp, 410th Fighter Sqdn. On July 30, 1944 his squadron was performing a strafing mission in the vicinity of Avranches, France. His plane (a P-47D, S/N: 42-76392) crashed and he was killed. He was buried at La Cambe Cemetery, France (#07929).

1st Lt.

PA

Benjamin F. Savage
Scoggan, James K., Jr.     James K. Scoggan, Jr.
Stafford, Niles W.      
Strech, Lester Torrance Student Officer: Second Lieutenant, Squadron D at Douglas. He was at the Hondo AAFd Navigator School 2523rd AAF Base Unit.

Capt.

Texas

Lester T. Strech
Stroble, William A. Cadet Officer: Commander Squadron D at Douglas.   William A. Stroble
Wack, Robert W.      
Watland, Edward B.      
Weaver, William D. Student Officer: First Lieutenant Squadron A and Charles Sherrill was his instructor at Douglas.   William D. Weaver
White, John A., IV Cadet Officer: Wing Commander at Douglas. He became a navigator. See Selman Field During WWII, Turner Pub'l Co.   John A. White, IV
Whittenburg, Parmlee P. He was with the 362nd Fighter Gp. 377th Fighter Sqdn. OH Parmlee P. Whittenburg
Winston, Arthur B.     Arthur B. Winston
Wood, David H.     David H. Wood