(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
From his obituary [Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) – Saturday, June 1, 2002]: "was an instructor pilot for the U.S. Air Force".
Died May 30, 2002, age 80
Of Flowery Branch, GA
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.
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.
Astore, Pasqual T.
Graduated as a bombardier with the Class of 45-11 at Big Spring AAFd in Texas on May 3, 1945
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Buetler, Warren E.
He graduated from Columbus, Miss. He served in the continental U.S.A. (none overseas). 1st Lt.
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.
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.
Carter, Henry F.
Shelton was his Instructor at Douglas. He graduated Advanced at Columbus, Miss. Lt. Col.
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.
Chambers, Robert Hall
Born Aug. 15, 1922
Died Aug. 8, 2000
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.
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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.
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."
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
Corcoran, Charles M.
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
He signed up for the Aviation Cadet “Air Corps Enlisted Reserve” program when he was seventeen. S/N: O-839357. He was approved to be a Captain in the Regular USAF ranks, according to the 1958 Congressional Record
Of BainBridge, AL [Source: The Dothan Eagle
(Dothan, Alabama) 31 Oct 1943, Sun,Page 17.]
Born 27 May 1925
Died 3 Dec 1995 See FindAGrave
Retired as Lt. Col.
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
Deconstant, Jean William
He graduated from Columbus, Miss. S/N: O-839736
Dobrinska, Robert Henry
He had Advanced at Columbus, MS. After the war he was a Crop Duster. Lieutenant
Twin Falls, Ida.
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
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.
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."
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He stayed in the Reserves until 1961. Captain
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.
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
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
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)
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
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.
of Chalfant, PA
died Aug. 16, 2005, age 80
Getchell, Charles Ellsworth
He graduated at Columbus AAFd S/N: O-839754
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
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
Harkins, David Milton
Walter Miller was his instructor at Douglas
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
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. He flew numerous airplanes during his career including the F-104A Starfighter, but his favorite was the P-51 Mustang. He retired from the South Carolina Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Wife of 72 years: Alene.
Of Leesville, S.C.
Died November 24, 2018, age 93.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Hurff, Walter F.
He graduated from Spence Field, Ga. S/N: O-839375.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
He graduated as a bombardier in Class 43-13 at Big Spring Army Airfield (S/N: O-78373). He arrived at North Africa on May 22, 1944 and returned Dec 15, 1944. He attended Army Air Force Navigation School at San Marcos Army Air Field, San Marcos, Texas and became a navigator. From 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." According to his son, his Decorations and Citations are: EAME Ribbon Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters—One Over-Seas Service Bar Auth 7 Bronze Battle Stars and later a Lapel Button Issue ASR (12 May 45) 84 pts.
Died October 15, 2005, age 84 years
Moershfelder, Herbert Louis
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.
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
Mowers, Howard L.
S/N: O-839618. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to Lincoln AAFd for staging towards the war.
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.
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.
Pasky, Joseph Z.
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.
Pickl, Kenneth Andrew
Died Oct. 11, 2008, age 85
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.
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.
Rhodes, Clarence E.
Rosenberg, Arnold Franklin
He went through Replacement Training in the P-47 at Millville Army Air Field , NJ.
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
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.
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
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
Thomas, William George
S/N: O-839427. 2LT
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.
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.
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
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)
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.