Douglas Class of 1943-B (Scheduled to graduate from Advanced as officers Feb, 16, 1943)

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Arthur, Thomas Bernard

He had Basic at Greenville, MS. and graduated from Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas, S/N: O-797444. He flew submarine patrol out of Langley Field, VA. Then he went to the So. Pacific and was assigned to the 868th Bomb Sq of the 13th Air Force on New Guinea. It is believed he was shot down over the ocean on his 13th mission after a raid on the island of Truk. Click here for more information.

of Reidsville, N.C.  
Berry, Buford E.      
Bowen, Robert Orrin Robert washed out at Douglas. Later he was in the reserves where he made Lt. Col of Concord, MA.  
Brewer, Homer Thompson He had Basic at Greenville, MS. and graduated at Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas, S/N: O-797453. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 451st Bomber Grp 727th Bomber Sqdn flying in the Mediterranean Theater. On October 13, 1944 he was pilot of the lead crew of of B-24s on a mission to Vienna. Just as the bombs were about to be dropped, his plane took a direct hit in the bomb bay. His plane exploded but he and his crew bailed out. He became a POW imprisoned at Luft Stalag 3/7A. (MACR #9088)

1LT
of Atlanta, Ga.

Wife: Lenora Brewer

Homer T. Brewer
Brodt, Robert Henry He had Basic at Greenville, MS. and graduated from Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas. 0-797456. He flew B-29’s but did not serve outside the U.S.A.

1st Lt.

Wife: Marnie Brodt

of Fairmont, MN.

Robert H. Brodt
Campbell, Frank Paul Had Basic at Greenville, MS    
Cantwell, Frank Pierce

Charles Stanton was his Instructor at Douglas. He had Basic at Greenville, MS. Was promoted to Major. Flew B-17 and B-29’s, all in the USA. Was ready to go to Okinawa when the "Bomb" was dropped.

Of Morristown, Tenn. Wife is Marian.

Frank P. Cantwell

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Chase, Benjamin Bloodworth

Charles Stanton was his instructor. He had Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated with the Class of 43B at Blytheville AAFd, S/N: O-797470. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 376th Bomber Grp 512th Bomber Sqdn flying in the Mediterranean Theater. On a mission on February 23, 1944 to Steyr, Austria he was shot-down, he bailed out but was fatally wounded (MACR #2584). See http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/chase_benjamin_crew.html

2LT Of Jacksonville, FL. in 1942.

Benjamin B. Chase

Christoper, Roy

     

Coachman, Bonnell Penteaux

Charles Stanton was his instructor. He had Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated with the Class of 43B at Napier AAFd. He was a B-29A pilot assigned to the 2nd Bomber Grp 49th Bomber Sqdn flying from Davis-Monthan AAFd, Tuscon, AZ and was killed in a take-off accident on December 16, 1947. He was flying B-29-55-BA Superfortress #44-84036. The accident was described as: Engine failures, crashed within sight of the control tower while attempting an emergency return to the airfield. (See Find-a-Grave)

CPT

born 21 Feb. 1922, in Donalsonville, GA

 

Cohn, Carroll Wardlaw

Charles Stanton was his instructor Of Winston Salem, N.C.  

Coleman, Lewis William

Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a P-47 pilot assigned to the 58th Fighter Grp 310th Fighter Sqdn while flying training missions in the USA.

   

Connell, Ralph Jackson

Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated Blytherville AAfld, Arkansas, S/N: O-797476. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 384th Bomber Grp 544th Bomber Sqdn flying from England and was killed in action on November 13, 1943 near Wargrave, England.
http://trees.ancestry.com/view/Military.aspx?pid=-1631002293&vid=8db695bb-9958-451f-a7a0-17ebebc1d95d&tid=4253776

Click here for a picture of him in his PT-17 Stearman at Douglas, GA.

1LT Ralph J. Connell

Connelly, Sam Roth Jr.

Sam had Basic at Greenville, MS. and graduated from Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas. S/N: O-797477. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 389th Bomber Grp 565th Bomber Sqdn flying from England. On November 13, 1943 he was pilot of B-24D (S/N: 42-72868) on a mission to Bremen, Germany. His plane may have been hit by fire, but his plane crashed into another B-24 and broke up. He was killed in action (MACR #2501).

2nd Lt.

of Stone Mountain, GA. or Hamilton, TN

Born: 1918

Sam R. Connelly

Conrad, Lewis James

He had Basic at Greenville, MS. S/N: O-797478?

Of Swampscott MA. Lewis J. Conrad
Considine, Thomas Arvinas

He was assigned to the 475th Fighter Group Headquarters in the South-West Pacific Area. See http://www.475th.org/home/475th/hq-personnel

2LT
From MD
 
Dahl, Rollin Elliott

He was a navigator who graduated with the Class of 43-05 at Selman Field located near Monroe, Louisiana on April 10, 1943. For burial info, see http://paintedhills.org/CHAUTAUQUA/ALLENCEM/AllenCemA-H.html

Born 1916 Died 2-25-1964  

Davis, Alan Carver

Ben Rainville was his instructor at Douglas. He washed out at Douglas, with 11 hours and 11 minutes. He then went to O.C.S. and after that he was in Armored Forces in tanks. He transferred back to the Air Force and was trained as a Bombardier. He was a graduate of the Class of 44-07 at Midland AAFd. S/N: O-1018672. He was a B-24 bombardier assigned to the 376th Bomber Grp 513th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean. On December 18, 1944 on a mission south of Vienna, Austria, his B-24 was shot down by heavy flak. He spent the rest of the war as a P.O.W. in Stalag Luft #1 on the Baltic (MACR #10920).

 

1st Lt.

Wife: Madolyn Davis

of Exeter, N.H.

 

Davis, William Ripley

He had Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas. S/N: O-797485. He served in the Air Force and in the reserve, including in command of the flight school at San Marcus, TX

Col.

Wife: Gladys Davis

of Waltham, MA.

William R. Davis
Delaurier, Arnold Paul Basic at Greenville, MS. He was probably a graduate of the Class of 43C, S/N: O-797029. He was a pilot receiving specialized radar training at Boca Raton AAFd. 1LT  
Denton, Joseph Norman Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a graduate of the Class of 43B at Blytheville AAFd. From TN Joseph N. Denton

Dodge, Sherman Metcalfe

Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas.  S/N: O-797491. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 94th Bomber Grp 331st Bomber Sqdn flying missions from England and was KIA on October 14,
1943 during the historic shuttle raid on Schweinfurt, Germany (MACR #791). See
http://forum.armyairforces.com/photo.aspx?photoid=6714&albumid=463

1LT

From MA

Sherman M. Dodge
Doll, Roderick Schiller Basic at Greenville, MS. S/N: O-2024038. He retired as a Major USAF in December 1966.    
Donahue, Duncan R.

He was a graduate of the Class of 43B at Napier Field, S/N: O-798104. He was a P-47 pilot assigned to the 352nd Fighter Grp 487th Fighter Sqdn known as  "The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney". On September 8, 1944, he was flying a P-51 D-10 (S/N: 44-14109) on a mission when small arms fire or debris from a bombing on a train hit his plane. His plane lost coolant and crashed. He was KIA. Initially buried in Schellenbach, Germany (MACR #8698)

CPT

From NY

 

Donahue, James Joseph “Bobby”

He graduated and went into single engines. Bobby was killed on a strafing mission in Germany, on his 2nd tour in P-51 ‘s.

   
Donahue, John Francis Basic at Greenville, MS    
Donohue, Walter Patrick Basic at Greenville, MS    

Dries, Howard Thomas

Gordon Bellah was his instructor at Douglas. Howard washed out at Basic training, at Greenville Ms. He was a navigator assigned to the 487th Bomber Grp 837th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in B-24s and later B-17s from England http://www.487thbg.org/Stories/WarrenDraves.html. He also flew B-29’s in Korea and KC-135’s VietNam. He was also Navigator for General Curtis LeMay.

1LT

Of Biloxi, Miss.

 

Driscoll, Eugene Raymond

Basic at Greenville, MS

   
Duffy, John Edwin      

Elmen, Richard Spencer

He had basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated Blytheville S/N: O-497496.

  Richard S. Elemen
Evans, Henry Ralford

Basic at Greenville, MS. See FindAGrave.

   
Farris, Henry Raymond

Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a graduate of the Class of 43B at Napier Field, S/N: O-798113. He was a P-51 pilot assigned to the 23rd Fighter Grp 76th Fighter Sqdn known as  "The Flying Tigers" and was in a forced landing on April 29, 1944 and Died Of Injuries in India. He is credited with one aerial victory on Dec. 22, 1943 in China (see Find-a-Grave).

1LT
Born Dec. 3, 1921
Died Apr. 29, 1944
From SC
 
Fausel, Edward Victor      
Fein, Howard (nmi)

He was a graduate of the Class of 43-10 at Childress AAFd on July 15, 1943, S/N: O-685822. He was a B-24 bombardier assigned to the 466th Bomber Grp 787th Bomber Sqdn flying missions from England. On May 13, 1944 his plane was hit in the cockpit by a fighter and crashed near Boostedt, Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He was KIA (MACR #4824). He was originally buried in the village churchyard. Awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.  (see Find-a-Grave)

Photo from aafcollection.info Item #48 named "Bombs Away 43-10 Childress, Texas". See http://aafcollection.info/items/list.php?item=000216

2LT
From Brooklyn, NY
Howard Fein
Fenfert, Edward Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 483rd Bomber Grp 817th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean.    
Flahive, Paul Aloysius

Basic at Greenville, MS. and graduated at Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas. S/N: O-797502. He served in the 8th A.F. 96th Bomb Group in England. He was pilot of a B-17G (S/N: 42-37752) and crew of 10 and was shot down on a mission to Bremen Germany (MACR #853). He was a P.O.W. for a time.

Capt.

Wife: Nancy Flahive

Of Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Paul A. Flahive

Flathers, George Williams

He had Basic at Greenville, Ms. and graduated from Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas. S/N: O-797504. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 301st Bomber Grp 419th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean. He was awarded the DFC and Air Medal with 6 oak Leaf Clusters (see
http://www.301bg.com/Flathers_George_F7504_301BG.cfm).

After the war he was a T.W.A. pilot.

1LT

Of Fitchburg, MA.

George W. Flathers
Ford, Lewis Merrill Basic at Greenville, MS    
Fortune, Andrew James

Caeser Miles was his instructor. He had Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a graduate of the Class of 43B at Blytheville AAFd.

Capt.

Wife: Alvira Fortune

of Saranac Lake, N.Y.

 

Andrew J. Fortune

Click here for photos of Fortune.

Fox, Albert Edward Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a graduate of the Class of 43B at Napier Field, S/N: O-798117. He was a A-20 pilot assigned to the 409th Bomber Grp 640th Bomber Sqdn flying training missions in the USA and was killed in a flying accident on January 29, 1944 in Louisiana.

1LT

From NY

 
Fredd, John Norman

Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a graduate of the Class of 43B at Napier Field, S/N: O-798118. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 450th Bomber Grp 720th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean and was shotdown and KIA on July 19, 1944 on a mission to Munich, Germany. (MACR #7096). See http://www.450thbg.com/real/crews/correll.shtml

1LT
From DE
 
Fredenburgh, Francis Delbert Jr. Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a graduate of the Class of 43B at Napier Field, S/N: O-798119. He was a P-47 pilot assigned to the 348th Fighter Grp 341st Fighter Sqdn known as "Kearby's Thunderbolts". 1LT  
Giles, Richard Spencer Basic at Greenville, MS    
Goldis, Alfred (nmi)

Joe Thalman was his instructor. He had Basic at Greenville, MS. arid graduated form Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas.  S/N: O-797513. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 376th Bomber Grp 514th Bomber Sqdn known as "The Liberandos" flying missions. He had 50 missions in B-24s in N. Africa and Italy. See http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/goldis_alfred_crew.html

Capt.

Wife: Shirley Goldis

of Manhattan, N.Y.

Alfred Goldis
Graham, John Taylor

He had Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas. S/N: O-797517. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 464th Bomber Grp 776th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean.

1LT

Of Jacksonville, FL.

John T. Graham
Grant, Edward Francis "Moose"

Instructor was Caesar Miles. He had Basic at Greenville, MS and graduated from Advanced at Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas, S/N: O-797519. He was a B-29 pilot assigned to the 497th Bomber Grp 869th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Central Pacific out of Saipan. Flew AT-6’s as a Mosquito pilot in Korea. Flew C-54’s during the Berlin Airlift.

CPT Retired as a Colonel.

Of Stamford, Conn.

Edward F. Grant
Halligan, Terence (nmi)

S/N: O-800654. He was a B-26 navigator assigned to the 320th Bomber Grp 441st Bomber Sqdn flying missions in Europe. On March 15, 1944 his plane was shotdown and crashed. He was declared MIA and then KIA. The rest of the crew bailed out and survived (MACR #3219).

1LT

From NY

 
Harrell, Hugh Williams Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a P-47 pilot assigned to the Gunnery Station for Fighters based at the Brownsville Municipal Airport located in South Texas in August 1945. LT  
Hastings, Alton Bassett He had Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas with Class 44C. S/N: O-799396. Of Athol, MA.  
Henderson, Allan Douglas

He had Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas.       

Of Beechurst, NJ. Allan D. Henderson
Henderson, Francis H.      
Herrod, Francis Howard Dick Wheelus was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS.  

Click here for a picture.

Hill, Robert Buckman 

Paul Schlundt was his instructor. He soloed Aug. 24, 1942. He had Basic at Greenville, MS. Later was checked out as 1st Pilot on B-17’s at Boise, Ida. Then to Oklahoma City in B-25’s and A-26s.

from Philadelphia, PA.  
Hopkins, Peter Augustus Jr.

Basic at Greenville. MS, and Advanced at Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas, S/N:O-797535. Was assigned to a B-24 Training Group in Tucson, Arizona and Pocatello, Idaho. Went to North Africa with the 98th Bomber Grp, 9th Air Force and conducted bombing missions to Italy and Austria from there. He then moved into the 12th and 15th Air Forces in Italy and started bombing Germany. After 50 missions, he returned to Charleston, SC to train B-24 crews and remained there until the war ended.

LT

of Lake Placid, N.Y. 

Peter A. Hopkins Click here for a group picture.

Hotchkiss, Olin Eugene Dick Wheelus was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. After graduating from bombardier school at Midland Texas, he was a B-24 bombardier assigned to the 451st Bomber Group 724th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean. He flew his 50 combat missions and came home.  

Click here for pictures.

Hoyt, Charles Williams Jr.

He graduated from Blytheville AAfld, Arkansas, S/N: O-797590. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 483rd Bomber Group 840th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean.

2nd LT

of Ft. Wadsworth, N.Y.

Charles W. Hoyt, Jr.Click here for a group picture.

Hund, George Joseph

Dick Wheelus was his instructor. He had Basic at Greenville, Ms. He was flight instructor based at Newport Basic Flying School at Newport, Arkansas in early 1944.

1st LT

From NY

George J. Hund
Click here for a picture.

Hunt, James Edward J.B. Knox was his instructor. He had Basic at
Greenville, MS.
from Penn.  
Hunt, William Eustis

S/N: O-797541. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 34th Bomber Group 7th Bomber Sqdn flying training missions in the western USA and was killed in a flying accident in California on June 21, 1943. His B-24E Liberator #42-7118 collided with Parker Peak, near June Lake, California. All seven crew aboard were killed.

2LT

from Satartia, Miss

William E. Hunt
Husske, George Randolph James B. Knox was his Instructor. He had Basic at Greenville, MS and Advanced at George Army Air Corps Field, Lawrence County, IL. S/N: O-798649. He was a P-47 test pilot assigned to the 50th Service Group based with the Eighth Air Force in England in early 1944. He stayed in the Air Force until he retired in 1963.

LT, later Major

Wife: Ann Husske

Of Dubuque, Iowa.

Click here for him with his Stearman PT-17

Huston, William Hilary  J.B. Knox was his instructor. Served in the U.S.A. during WWII. He was also in Vietnam.

Phyllis Huston - wife

of Essington (Phila.), PA

 
Hutcheon, Charles Jr 

J.B. Knox was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Blytheville AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N O-797543. He was a B-24 pilot assigned to the 5th Bomber Group 23rd Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the South Central Pacific. See http://www.fold3.com/document/55722809/

LT

From Maine

 
James, Robert Howe  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from advanced with the Class of 43H at Moody Field, S/N: O-810885. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 384th Bomber Group 544th Bomber Sqdn flying missions from England. From the Clinch County News of Homerville, GA, Sept 22, 1944: 1st Lt. Robert H. James, 24, of Homerville, Ga., returned from service outside the continental United States, now is being processed at Army Air Forces Dedistribution Station No. 2 at Miami Beach where his next assignment will be determined. Lt. James, a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot, flew 31 missions during six months in the European theatre of operations and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. James of Route No. 2, Homerville. His wife, Alma, resided in Tye River, Va.

1LT

Homerville GA

 
Johnson, Carl  Basic at Greenville, Ms    
Johnson, James Blain  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797546 Memphis, TN James B. Johnson
Jones, Francis Logan Jr.  Basic at Greenville, MS    
Kearin, George Thomas  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Blytheville AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-797551. He was a B-17 co-pilot assigned to the 92nd Bomber Group 327th Bomber Sqdn in England. On August 12, 1943, on his first mission, he was co-pilot on a B-17G (S/N: 42-5801) on a mission to Germany, when the plane was shot down by a FW190. He bailed out and became a POW at Luft Stalag 3 (MACR #656).

2LT

Bronx, N.Y.

George T. Kearin
Keating, Philip James  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797552 Ventnor City, N.J. Philip J. Keating
Kincaid, Robert Harrison Jr.  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797553 Memphis, TN Robert H. Kincaid
King, Richard Quitman  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Midland AAFd with the Class of 43-10 on July 15, 1943, S/N: O-685408. He was a bombardier instructor at Midland AAFd.
2LT  
Kirby, Julian Benton  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797558 Gaffney, S.C. Julian B. Kirby
Kivimaki, Toivo Kalervo  He was delayed to class 43C. Basic at Gunter AFB, Montgomery, AL    
Kohn, Carroll W.       
Krupinski, Steve Castmer  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797561. He was a B-29 Superfortress pilot assigned to the 444th Bomber Group 677th Bomber Sqdn flying missions from India and was killed in Action over China on June 15, 1944.

1LT

Syracuse, N.Y.

Steve C. Krupinski
LaManna, Joseph Charles 

Killed in a flying accident near this base (Douglas, Ga) on Sept. 10, 1942 in a PT-17 (S/N: 41-25340). (See Find-a-Grave). Click here for newspaper article on his crash and his life.

Avn Cadet   
Latvic , John William  Basic at Greenville, MS    
Lee, Fred Leslie  Basic at Greenville, MS    
Lee, Walter Patrick (Walt) Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark, S/N: O-797562. He was a B-24 Liberator pilot assigned to the 451st Bomber Group 725th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean. Retired from the Air Force as Lt. Col.

2LT

Diane Lee - wife

Of Hurleyville, N.Y.

Walter P. Lee
Lombard, Gerald Paul  Delayed to class 43C. Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark, S/N: O-799425    
Loring, Charles Joseph Jr. (Chuck) Served in WWII with the 36th Fighter Group's 22nd Squadron. He was shot down over Belgium on his 56th mission and was a prisoner until war's end.
Major Loring went to Korea in 1952 with the 8th Fighter Bomber Group and was assigned to the 36th and 80th Squadrons. He was killed while leading a flight of four F-80 jets in a close support mission. After being hit repeatedly by ground fire, he dove his plane into the gun emplacements, destroying all of them. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his sacrifice. Loring AFB in Maine was later named after him.

Oct. 2, 1918 - Nov. 22, 1952

Click here for more info and a picture

Lux, Frank Orf 

Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Napier AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798146. He was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot assigned to the 359th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Sqdn flying his missions from England. See
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=359&Style=item&origStyle=table&Item=36

1LT

From NY

 
Lynch, Zollie Cecil Jr.  No Information    
Maas, Robert Albert  No Information    
Mankin, Charles Weslie Jr.  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Napier AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N:O-798147. He was a B-24 Liberator pilot assigned to the 93rd Bomber Group 409th Bomber Sqdn flying missions from England. On March 2, 1944 on his 5th mission, his plane (S/N: 42-100345) was hit and as he bailed out, it blew up. He did not resume consciousness and did not pull his rip cord. He was declared Killed in Action (MACR #2907).

2LT

From FL

 
Mardin, Clayton Lloyd 

Basic at Greenville, MS. S/N: O-1183571. He served in Hawaii as a Liaison Pilot with the 369th Field Artillery Battalion with the 98th Infantry Division and was killed in a flying accident on May 4, 1945. See http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/56487677/ and http://faocsalumni.org/kiaww2_files/mardincl.pdf

1LT

From NH
Born April 20, 1920

 
Martin, Donald Grant  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Napier AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798148. He was a B-29 Superfortress pilot assigned to the 500th Bomber Group 883rd Bomber Sqdn flying missions from Saipan located in the Central Pacific.

1LT

From VA

 
Martin, Edward Alfred  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Blytheville AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-797572. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 96th Bomber Group 338th Bomber Sqdn known as "The Snetterton Falcons" flying missions from England.
1LT Edward A. Martin
McArthur, William  Basic at Greenville, MS    
McCafferty, Daniel Ewing 

Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark, S/N: O-797574. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 351st Bomber Group 508th Bomber Sqdn flying missions from England. He had finished his tour and was assigned to the 2nd Ferrying Group based at New Castle, Delaware, from which he was flying as a co-pilot on a C-54E (44-9026) transport plane that crashed on July 20, 1945 and he was killed. (see Find-a-Grave).

CPT

Born at Amory, Mississippi, March 26, 1922

Daniel E. McCafferty
McCammon, William Henry  Basic at Greenville, MS    
McElroy, Vincent Raymond  He was a navigator who graduated at Selman Field in the Class of 43-04 on March 20, 1943.
   
Methot, Hector Francis 

He was a Sgt stationed at Selma, AL in May 1944.
http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/45423131/

Born 06/05/1916
Died 05/07/2007
Buried San Jose, CA

 

 
Millen, Louis 

Paul Plaginos was his instructor. Basic at Gunter AFB, Montgomery, AL. He was a bombardier/navigator who graduated from Selman Field in the Class of 43-12 (09-04-43) and then went on to the Roswell AAFd in New Mexico to graduate with the Class of 43-18 (12-24-43). (see Find-a-Grave)

1LT
Born Jan. 1, 1918
Died Dec. 8, 2000
 
Minton, Thomas James Jr.  Basic at Greenville MS. He graduated from Napier AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798152. LT
From MA
 
Mirbach, Frederick Louis  No Information    
Monaghan, Edward Joseph  Basic at Greenville MS    
Monaghan, James Anthony  No Information    
Monroe, James Harrison  No Information    
Moose, Roy Clifton 

He was an Intelligence Officer assigned to the 321st Bomber Group 447th Bomber Sqdn based in the Mediterranean Theater. See
http://57thbombwing.com/321stHistory/321_BG_1945-01.pdf

1LT

Charlotte, N.C

 
Moreau, Miles Raymond  No Information    
Morgan, Drexel D.  He graduated from Craig Field with the Class of 43C, S/N: O-799230. He was a P-47 pilot assigned to the 404th Fighter Group 508th Fighter Sqdn flying missions in Europe.
CPT
From DE
 
Mosby, Harold Woodson  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797582. He was a B-24 Liberator pilot assigned to the 5th Bomber Group 394th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the South Central Pacific.

CPT

Indianola, MS

Harold W. Mosby
Murchison, John Dabney 

Basic at Greenville, MS. Served in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations and earned the DFC. See http://libtreasures.utdallas.edu/ and http://brazoriaroots.com/p1977.htm

From Dallas County, Tx

Born Sept 5, 1921
Died June 14, 1979

 
Murphy, Joseph Francis  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797585 St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. Joseph F. Murphy
Nall, William Crooks  Basic at Greenville, MS. S/N: 38222870. He was assigned to the 94th Bomber Group flying missions out of England. On January 11, 1944, he was right waist gunner in a B-17G (S/N: 42-39822) on a mission to Braunschweig, Germany when his plane was shotdown and he became a POW at Stalag Luft 4 Gross Tychow.

S/SGT

From NC

 
Newell, Jacob Karl  Basic at Greenville, MS    
Nix, Henry Daniel  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797588. Retired as Major

Wife - Sue
Nix

Of Tucker, GA.

Henry D. Nix
Noble, George Corbin  Basic at Greenville, MS    
O'Brien, Douglas Gifford 

Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797589. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Sqdn in England (see http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-OBR01-03&dataType=Person). He flew for 25 missions.

Lee O'Brien - wife
Annapolis, MD
 
Olin, Robert James 

Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797590. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 388th Bomber Group 560th Bomber Sqdn flying missions out of England. Later he was checked out on B-52’s.
(see Find-a-Grave)

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Born Jan. 20, 1917
Died Mar. 18, 1976
From Oneida, N.Y

Robert J. Olin
Orenstein, Isadore  Paul Schlundt was his instructor. He washed out at Douglas. He graduated as a navigator with the Class of 43-06 at Selman Field located near Monroe, Louisiana on May 1, 1943.
   
Palmer, Harry Kingman 

Paul Schlundt was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. Later he was a fighter pilot, at Waycross, GA. Then was an A-20 pilot assigned to the 42nd Bomber Grp 53rd Bomber Sqdn flying training missions out of Will Rogers Field located in central Oklahoma in June 1943 (He hit a tree, was fined and confined to quarters). He was next a B-25 "Strafer" pilot with the 345th Bomber Grp 499th Bomber Sqdn. See http://ftp.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/Biak/index.html  (see Figure 13 found after page 110).

Buffalo, N.Y.  
Parker, John M.  No Information    
Parker, Max Franklin 

Paul Schlundt was his instructor. He washed out in basic at Greenville, Miss. He graduated as a 2nd Lt. as a Bombardier May 29, 1943. He flew 30 missions from England over Germany. Then was shot down and was a P.O.W. for 8 months, probably in Stalag Luft #1. A dog tag found in German records shows a Max F. Parker S/N: O-746667. Because of his experience as a butcher, he butchered cattle herded into the prison by the Russians on VE day. See http://www.merkki.com/fishelstan.htm

Rebecca Parker - wife.


Of Monroe, N.C.

 

He worked as a butcher in his father’s grocery store in Monroe, North Carolina.
Parks, Sam Alexander  Paul Schlundt was his instructor. Had Basic at Greenville, MS. He went into Bombers. He flew 20 missions and on the 17th he was shot up badly while over Toyko. This ended in a bad crash at the home field (one of 3 that he had). He was flying a B-29 named “Ernie Pyle’s Milk Wagon”. He had 150 Combat hours. Then 16 months as an instructor at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797592

Carolyn Parks - wife

Of Stalling, N.C.

Sam A. Parks
Pausha, Joseph John  Rundlett was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated from Blytheville AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-797594. He was a B-17 first pilot assigned to the 2nd Bomber Grp 49th Bomber Sqdn based in the Mediterranean Theater. On February 2, 1944 he was pilot of a B-17G (S/N: 42-31873) with a crew of 10 on a mission to Steyr, Austria. His squadron of 6 B-17s was aggressively attacked by enemy aircraft, and all 6 planes were shot down. He and his crew bailed out, and he became a POW at Luft Stalag 1 (MACR #2710).

2LT

From NY

Joseph J. Pausha
Perschbach, Edward Studley  Rundlett was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a P-39 Aircobra pilot assigned to the 432nd Photo Recon Group 3rd TRS flying training missions over Florida in late 1943. Was later a captain.
   
Phillips, John Rolla 

Rundlett was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. Click here for his 60 hour check card and his picture (a PDF). He graduated from Napier AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798164.

LT  
Philpotts, Harvey Lewis Jr.  Rundlett was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. He was a P-40 Warhawk pilot assigned to the 8th Photo Recon Group 20th TRS flying missions over China.
   
Poore, Forrest Virgil  He graduated from Blytheville AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-797601. He was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 385th Bomber Grp 551st Bomber Sqdn flying missions from England. On December 11, 1943 his plane was shotdown by fighters, and he became a POW at Luft Stalag 1 (MACR #1664). He retired from the USAF as a Lt Col.

1LT

From FL

Forrest V. Poore
Progin, Kenneth Paul 

Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797605. He achieved the rank of 2nd lieutenant and became a flight instructor - See more at: http://www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net/obituary/Kenneth-P.-Progin/Fitchburg-MA/1130781#sthash.vilq7YTx.dpuf. He flew B-26's in the war.

Fitchburg, MA
April 1, 1920 - November 7, 2012
 
Putnam, Allan Gardiner 

Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated from Napier Field, Ala. S/N: O-798168. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the 51st Fighter Group 26th Fighter Sqdn flying missions over Burma and China. See
http://www.fold3.com/annotations_name/Gmasher/681_700/. He is credited with 2 victories (see http://www.cieldegloire.fr/fg_051.php).

2LT
From MA
Jane Putnam - wife
Of Bradenton, FL.
 
Raymond, Elmer Goldthwaite  Basic at Greenville, MS. S/N: O-798169. He was an AT-6 instructor pilot assigned to Napier Field and was killed in a flying training accident on April 23, 1943 near Headland, Alabama along with a cadet.

2LT

From NH

 
Riley, Willard Edwin  Basic at Greenville, MS    
Ritter, Luther Kenneth 

He graduated as a bombardier on June 3, 1943 with the Class of 43-08 at San Angelo AAFd in Texas, S/N: O-681762. He was a B-26 Marauder bombardier with the 320th Bomb Group aka "The Boomerang Group" participating in tactical missions over Europe. See
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dewalt-dewald&id=I8401.

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From Northampton Co., PA

 
Rudisill, Murton York  Basic at Greenville, MS From NC  
Sewall, Eugene Trafton  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Blytheville AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-797617. He was a B-17 pilot with the 92nd Bomb Group 407th Bomb Sqdn flying missions out of England.

CPT

From ME

Eugene T. Sewall
Shea, Paul Francis  Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797618. He was a B-24 pilot with the 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Sqdn flying missions over Europe and was killed in a crash near his base at Wendling, England on March 6, 1944.

1LT

From MA

Paul F. Shea
Sigmon, Cecil Monroe  Basic at Greenville, MS. He was an AT-10 instructor pilot assigned to Blytheville AAFd in August 1943 and was a co-pilot of SB-17G flying southwest out of Hawaii where he was missing for a short time in August 1947.

LT

NC

Cecil M. Sigmon
Sitton, Kenneth Spotswood 

Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Napier Field with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798172. He was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 318th Fighter Group 19th Fighter Sqdn flying missions over the Central Pacific. From his obituary: He served as a fighter escort in the Caribbean out of Panama and Curacao. After transferring to the Pacific, he flew long-range fighter missions in P-47 Thunderbolts from the Mariana Islands and Okinawa as part of the 19th Fighter Squadron, 318th Fighter Group, 301st Fighter Wing, where he was promoted to First Lieutenant. He is credited with shooting down one enemy aircraft over Ie Shima Island in the Ryukyus, during the Okinawa campaign. Ken received the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters for his combat tour (see Find-a-Grave).

1LT

Born Nov. 10, 1922, Chattanooga, TN
Died Apr. 14, 2012, Salem, SC

 
Skipper, Francis Henry 

Basic at Greenville, MS. Stayed in Air Force and became a Colonel. See Newnansville Cemetery Section B in Alachua County, FL. From 2 Sep-3 Oct 1946, he was a Capt and commander of the 9th Air Force, formerly the XIX Tactical Air Command (see http://www.afhra.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=9763)

From Highlands County, FL.
Born Nov. 27, 1921
Died Apr 11, 1992
 
Smith, Harold Ivey 

Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Napier Field with the Class of 43C, S/N: O-800602. He was a P-38 Lightning pilot with the 82nd Fighter Group 95th Fighter Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean Theater. On one of his first missions, he went Missing in Action on October 14, 1943. He was last seen on the Italian coast returning home from a mission to the Argos Airdrome in Greece (MACR #974B). He was declared dead and is listed on the "Missing in Action or Buried at Sea" Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy. Purple Heart (see http://www.americanbattlegraves.com/index.php?page=directory&rec=103918)

2LT

From NC

 
Sparling, Joseph Roberts Jr. 

Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Napier Field with the Class of 43C, S/N: O-800605. He was a A-20G Havoc pilot with the 416th Bomb Group 670th Bomb Sqdn flying missions in the European Theater. He survived a crash landing on Aug. 12, 1944 (See
http://www.416th.com/MACR_AAR/19440812_43-9227_AAR-45-8-12-513_Sparling.html)

2LT  
Steinhoff, Robert  Basic at Greenville, MS    
Stephens, Jesse Benson Jr.  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Napier Field with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798174. He was a C-46 transport pilot with the 3rd Combat Cargo Group flying missions in the China Burma India Theater.
2LT  
Strobel, Otis Ernest  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at George AAFd with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798693. He was a B-17 pilot with the 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Sqdn flying missions out of England and was killed in a flying accident (missing) on June 21, 1943. (MACR #004)

2LT

From NJ

 
Taylor, Jason Gordon  Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Napier Field with the Class of 43B, S/N: O-798176. He was a B-25 pilot with the 321st Bomb Group 446th Bomber Sqdn flying missions in the Mediterranean Theater. LT  
Tewksbury, Nelson Charles 

Washed out at Basic at Greenville, MS. He graduated at Napier Field with the Class of 43B. He was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 1st Air Commando Group 5th Fighter Sqdn flying tactical missions in the China Burma India Theater.
(see Find-a-Grave)

1LT

Born Jun. 8, 1923
Died Jun. 12, 2010
From Rockingham County, NH

 
Trick, Wilkins Mitchell Jr.  Paul Schlundt was his instructor. He washed out at Basic at Greenville, MS. Born 1915
in PA
 
Upchurch, Frank Drew Jr.  "Speedy” Palmer was his instructor. Basic at Greenville, MS. Graduated at Blytheville AA fld, Ark. S/N: O-797644. He served as Captain in the S. Pacific flying A-20's in the 673rd Bomb Sqdn (L), 417th Bomb Group.

Of St. Augustine, FL.

Mignon Upchurch - wife

Frank D. Upchurch
Varga, Emery James Jr. 

S/N: O-687967. He was a B-24 navigator with the 445th Bomb Group 700th Bomb Sqdn flying missions out of England. On February 24, 1944 his group came under heavy attack while on a mission. His plane was hit; he and some of the others in his crew bailed out. He became a POW and was imprisoned at Luft Stalag 1. (MACR #2553)

2LT
From NJ
 
Yuravage, Albert Cornellus Enlisted 19 Mar 1942 in Philadelphia.

Born Feb 2, 1921
Died May 13, 2004
From PA