LEST WE FORGET

This flag will always remain at half staff in memory of those who fought for our freedom. It memorializes those of the 4th Fighter Group who have gone from among us but are not removed from our hearts. We, your children and grandchildren, have not forgotten you. We honor your memory. We offer thankful hearts to you for your sacrifices.

SLATER, John T. - 2Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Overflakee Island, Netherlands, 9/21/42.

BRETTELL, Edward G. - Flt. Lt., No. 133 Eagle Squadron, RAF, KIA - Executed by the Germans for his part in the Great Escape of 76 POWs from Stalag Luft III. He was the escape map maker. Shot down - Morlaix, France 9/26/42. Spitfire Mk IX BS313. KIA - 3/24/44.

BAKER, William H. - Pilot Off., No. 133 Eagle Squadron, RAF, KIA - Morlaix, France, 9/26/42. Spitfire Mk IX BS446.

NEVILLE, Gene P. - Lt., No. 133 Eagle Squadron, RAF, KIA - Morlaix, France, 9/26/42. Spitfire Mk IX BS140.

RYERSON, Leonard T. - Lt., No. 133 Eagle Squadron, RAF, KIA - Morlaix, France, 9/26/42. Spitfire Mk IX BS275.

SMITH, Dennis, D. - Lt., No. 133 Eagle Squadron, RAF, KIA - Morlaix, France, 9/26/42. Spitfire Mk IX BS137.

SEAMAN, Anthony J. - Lt., 334th FS, KIA - 10 miles east of Harwich, UK. On convoy patrol, he had engine trouble, exploded in mid-air and crashed into the sea, 10/20/42. Spitfire Mk Vb.

SPRAGUE, Robert S. - Capt., 334th FS, Killed in flying accident (KIFA) - Local area in UK, 11/26/42, Crashed and killed on non-operational flight. Spitfire Mk Vb.

GRIMM, Chester P. - 2Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Dunkirk/St. Omer area, France, 1/22/43. Hit by flak. Spitfire Mk Vb.

MITCHELLWEIS, John, Jr. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - 8 miles northwest of Debden near Duxford, Essex, UK, 2/1/43. He caught fire at 5000 feet, bailed out, his parachute pulled off and he fell to his death. P-47C 41-6200 "00".

KELLY, William P. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - Walcheren Island, Netherlands, 2/5/43. He was hit by flak from a ship at 1200 feet and went into the sea with his aircraft. Spitfire Mk Vb.

POWELL, Jap A. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIA - North Sea off east coast of the UK, 2/13/43. On convoy patrol, he had engine trouble, bailed out too low and drowned before he was able to be rescued. Spitfire Mk Vb AR341.

SMOLINSKY, Frank L. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Sawbridgeworth Airdrome, Hertford, UK, 4/3/43. Returning from a forward base, he crashed in flames off of take-off. P-47C 41-6181 WD-D.

ANDERSON, Stanley M. - Capt., 334th FS, KIA - North Sea off the coast between Ostend and Blankenberghe, Belgium, 4/15/43. In combat with FW-190s. P-47C 41-6407 QP-E

McMINN, Richard D. - Capt., 334th FS, KIA - In North Sea 5 miles off the coast near Ostend, Belgium, 4/15/43. Hit by FW-190 fire, a P-47 was reported in flames. P-47C 41-6204 QP-M.

LUTZ, John F. - 1 Lt., 334th FS, KIA - 2 miles south of Flushing, Netherlands, 5/4/43. Engine smoked and lost speed, he went into the North Sea 55 miles east of Clacton, UK. He bailed out too late, chute not seen to open. He was seen in the water with his face awash. Was not rescued, no trace. P-47C 41-6196 QP-P.

BOOCK, Robert A. - 2 Lt., 334th FS, KIA - In North Sea off coast between Knocke & Blankenberghe, Belgium, 5/18/43. Shot down into the sea. P-47C QP-S.

MacFARLANE, Leland L. - 2 Lt. 334th FS, KIA - Near Ghent, Belgium, 5/21/43. Last seen following enemy aircraft inland after fight near Ghent. P-47D 42-7920 QP-N.

WHITLOW, Gordon H. - Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Ghent, Belgium, 5/21/43. Last seen following enemy aircraft inland after fight near Ghent. Buried in France. P-47C 41-6406 QP-H.

KING, Garrett C. - Lt., 334th FS, KIFA - Near Swaffham, UK, 6/14/43. Practicing homing with MOR, flew into thunderhead, was struck by lightning, and crashed in flames. P-47 QP-T.

CASTLE, Vincent R. - Lt., 334th FS, KIFA - Debden base, Essex, UK, 6/19/43. In landing pattern, flew past "A" Flight line low and climbing, reached top of bank over East-West runway road near east end of runway, he stalled, dove straight in and exploded. P-47D 42-7881 QP-E.

WORTMAN, Ward K. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - In France, LeTreport to Sangette area, 7/14/43. Not seen after enemy aircraft attack. P-47D 42-7939 WD-Z.

MERRITT, Frederick D. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Unknown exactly where, 7/30/43. Either hit by B-17 fire or followed Me-109 into the ground which his leader Don Young had shot at. Not seen after attack on Me-109. P-47C 41-6248 WD-?.

LEAF, Dale B. - 1Lt., 334FS, KIA - Near Formerie, France, 9/2/43. Squadron was bounced by 22 enemy aircraft. One P-47 was seen dive vertical followed by 4 FW-190s. P-47 QP-I.

GALLION, Frank D. - Flt. Off., 334th FS, KIA - Near Hypolitushoef, Netherlands, 11/3/43. Downed on coast of the Zuider Zee, not seen to go down. P-47D 42-7924 QP-F.

MOON, Ivan R. - 1Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Opmeer, Netherlands, 11/3/43. Went down in flames into the Zuider Zee. P-47C 41-6587 QP-M.

McNABB, John P. - Flt. Off., 334th FS, KIFA - Near Kenton, UK, 12/2/43. On a cross country flight, his plane burst into flames and dove into the ground at a 40 degree angle. Debris was scattered over 4 acres. P-47C 41-6484 QP-L.

WYMAN, Burton C. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - 1/29/44. Not seen to go down. P-47D 42-75119 WD-N.

COX, William A. - Flt. Off., 334th FS, KIA - Near Emden, Germany, 2/3/44. Separated from his element leader Winslow Sobanski due to clouds and icing. Not seen to go down. P-47D 42-75254 QP-X.

REED, Richard I. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Northeast of Koblenz, Germany, 2/20/44. Shot down by enemy aircraft. Not seen to go down. P-47D 42-75051 WD-R.

SULLIVAN, Joseph W. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Northwest of Koblenz, Germany, 2/24/44. Last seen in this area. P-47C 41-6369 WD-Y.

FRAZER, Robert B. - 1Lt., 334th FS, KIFA - Debden Airfield, UK, 2/28/44. Turning into the field from the west, he stalled, flicked over, went straight in and exploded and burned. P-51B 43-6656 QP-N.

VILLINGER, George K. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIA - On mission to Frankfurt, Germany, 3/2/44. No other data available. P-51B 43-6985.

HERTER, Glenn A. - Lt., 336th FS, KIA - Near Wittenberg, Germany, 3/3/44. Lured after a low decoy at the start of a fight with 60 plus enemy aircraft. Was not seen after. P-51B 43-6740 VF-R?

BARNES, George W. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Last seen off the Dutch coast on his way home with his engine cutting out badly, 3/3/44. P-51B 43-6643 WD-L.

RICHARDS, Robert H. - Lt. 336th FS, KIA - Near Framingham, UK, 3/4/44. He crashed and was killed due to unknown causes while returning from a mission. P-51B 43-6786 VF-?

WHALEN, Edmund D. - 1Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Nienburg, Germany area, 3/6/44. His aircraft was hit by the debris of a Me-110 which he just destroyed. A back-pack chute was seen to open in the vicinity. P-51B 43-6899 QP-O.

SKILTON, Ernest R. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIA - Details unknown, 3/16/44. A large fight took place between Kaufburen and Hurn Lake west of Munich. He was possibly lost then. P-51B 43-6652 VF-?

FREEBURGER, Edward P. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Nancy, France, 3/18/44. He reported 4 enemy aircraft on his and his leader's, Captain Smith's tails. He was not heard from again. P-51B 43-6460 WD-F.

BRANDENBURG, James H. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - North of Bordeaux, France, 3/21/44. He bailed out. His chute was reported to have opened at tree-top level. P-51B 43-6641 WD-E.

GOETZ, Joseph - Flt. Off., 335th FS, KIA - North of Bordeaux, France, 3/21/44. He was seen to crash into the ground and explode. P-51B 43-12469 WD-L.

LEHMAN, Peter G. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - Near Duxford, Cambs., UK, 3/21/44. He was doing low-level mock dogfighting and flicked over and spun into the ground. Probably due to problems with torque and change in the center of gravity on early P-51Bs. P-51B VF-S.

HOBERT, Robert D. - Capt., 336th FS, KIFA - In North Sea, 4/5/44. On return from a mission, he developed a coolant leak and went down in the North Sea. He was rescued but died from exposure. P-51B 43-6836 VF-?

BOYLES, Frank R. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Celle, Germany, 4/8/44. He was last seen at the start of a big airfight in the same area. P-51B 43-7098 WD-F.

CLAUS, Robert P. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Brunswick, Germany, 4/8/44. He was in the big airfight near Celle. He was not seen to go down. P-51B 43-7029 QP-U.

FIEDLER, Clemens A. - 1Lt., 335th FS, KIA - At Romorantin Airdrome, France, 4/10/44. Hit by flak at the airdrome, he was leaking glycol and radioed that he was bailing out. He pulled up to altitude, rolled over and went into the ground. No chute was seen. P-51B 43-7190 WD-W.

SAUNDERS, Ralph W. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Somewhere in Holland, 4/13/44. Not seen to go down. P-51B 43-6325 WD-Z.

SEIFERT, Robert H. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIA - In North Sea, 4/15/44. He bailed out after a May-Day call during climb through bad clouds to 31,500 feet off the enemy coast on way in. P-51B 43-6818 VF-?

HENRY, Lloyd, F. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Rhin Canal area, Berlin, Germany, 4/18/44. Was not seen to go down. P-51B 43-6579 WD-S.

FRANCE, Victor J. - Capt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Stendal, Germany, 4/18/44. He was chasing a Me-109 at low level when his aircraft struck the ground and exploded in flames. P-51B 43-6832 QP-K.

ANDERSON, Charles F. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - In Belgium, 4/19/44. No other information is known. P-51B 43-7181 WD-L.

BIEL, Hipolitus Thomas - 1Lt., 334th FS, KIA - South of Darmstadt, Germany, 4/29/44. He was shot down in aerial combat. P-51B 42-106636 QP-X.

BOYCE, Ralph G. - 2Lt., 335th FS, KIFA - Ridgewell, 8AF Base, Essex, UK, 5/6/44. While on a local training flight, he crashed and was killed on landing. P-51B.

TUSSEY, Robert S. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIA - North Sea, 5/11/44. He bailed into the North Sea during a mission and was picked up. He died of head injuries suffered in the accident. P-51B 43-24771 VF-?

PIERCE, Leonard R. - 1Lt., 334th FS, KIA - North Sea, 30 miles east of Southwold, UK, 5/13/44. He bailed out into the sea and was seen stuggling with his chute 150 yards from his dinghy. The chute drowned him before rescue. P-51B 42-106441 QP-G.

HUNT, William W. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Zossen, Germany, 5/21/44. He was hit by flak while strafing trains in a marshalling yard. He was not seen to go down. P-51B 43-6901 WD-F.

JENNINGS, Harry E. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Last seen chasing an enemy aircraft in the Hamburg-Lubeck area, Germany, 5/24/44. P-51B 42-106429 WD-W.

KOLTER, Mark H. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Last seen southwest of Brandenburg, Germany, 5/30/44. He called for a homing over the radio and was not seen to go down. P-51B 43-7178 QP-Q.

HOMUTH, Robert H. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Walcheren Island, Netherlands, 5/31/44. He aborted with Captain McElroy and both were not seen again. It is thought that they may have been hit by AAF bomber gunners. P-51B 43-7032 WD-S.

KACKERBACK, Robert L. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - Near Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, UK, 6/4/44. He crashed to his death on a local training flight. P-51B 43*7059 VF-?

GARBEY, Cecil E. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Rouen, France, 6/6/44. He was part of the 335th Blue Section on D-Day. The entire section was shot down while on the deck when they were bounced by enemy aircraft out of a low cloud. P-51B 43-6575 WD-E.

McGRATTEN, Bernard J. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Rouen, France, 6/6/44. He was part of the 335th Blue Section on D-Day (he was the leader). The entire section was shot down while on the deck when they were bounced by enemy aircraft out of a low cloud. P-51B 42-106576 WD-D.

McPHARLIN, Michael G. H. - Maj., 339th FG, KIA - Last heard from in the Dreux, France area, 6/6/44. He said over the radio that he was aborting because his left magneto was out and the engine was running rough. He was not seen or heard from again. He was flying with the 334th FS at the time. P-51B 42-106909 6N-Z.

ROSS, Harold L. Jr. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Rouen, France, 6/6/44. He was part of the 335th Blue Section on D-Day. The entire section was shot down while on the deck when they were bounced by enemy aircraft out of a low cloud. P-51B 42-106786 WD-K.

SMITH, Walter - Flt. Off., 335th FS, KIA - Near Rouen, France, 6/6/44. He was part of the 335th Blue Section on D-Day. The entire section was shot down while on the deck when they were bounced by enemy aircraft out of a low cloud.

SOBANSKI, Winslow Michael - Maj., 334th FS CO, KIA - Near Dreux, France 6/6/44. He asked Lt. Steppe over the radio to check his aircraft after hitting some wires while strafing a train. Last heard radio report was Lt. Steppe saying "watch those behind you White Leader." P-51B 43-6898 QP-J.

STEPPE, Edward J. - Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Dreux, France 6/6/44. He called out to Major Sobanski on his last heard radio report, "watch those behind you White Leader." P-51B 43-6957 QP-M.

SMITH, Kenneth D. - Lt., 336th FS, KIA - Approximately a mile south of Debden Airdrome, Essex, UK, 6/7/44. After take-off on a mission, he had a mid-air collision with Lieutenant Pierini, 336th FS, and crashed to his death. P-51B 43-6673 VF-?

SCOTT, James F. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - LeMans, France, 6/8/44. Lieutenant Eacott Allen collided with him after a bombing run, cutting off his tail. The aircraft dove into the ground, killing him instantly. P-51B 43-7150 QP-P.

BYRD, James T. Jr. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIFA - In the vicinity of Leiston Airdrome, UK, 6/8/44. While flying formation with Captain Hively, his aircraft dove into the ground and exploded. P-51B 43-6433 QP-D.

NETTING, Conrad J. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIA - In the Evreux, France area, 6/10/44. The manner of loss is unknown. P-51B 42-106669 VF-?

NOON, Harry B. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Villedieu-les-poeles, France, 6/11/44. On a low bomb run, his airplane hit the trees, flicked a couple of times, turned over, hit the ground, skidded and exploded with two 250 pound bombs attached. P-51B 43-6586 QP-U.

COLE, Leon J. Jr. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Villedieu-les-poeles, France, 6/11/44. His aircraft hit the ground while strafing, pulled up pouring black smoke and then exploded in the air. P-51C 42-103292 QP-B.

CASWELL, Robert B. - Pvt., 335th FS, Judged a suicide - He shot himself with a carbine during the night. 6/17/44.

ARNOLD, Harvie J. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIA - Not seen to go down. 6/18/44. P-51D 44-13307 VF-?

HILL, Dean J. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - He was not seen to go down in bad cloud and overcast. The mission was recalled at Cholet, France with 6-8/10th cloud over the Channel. 6/19/44. P-51B 43-6896 WD-F.

SIBBETT, Frank T. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Sieddice, Poland, 6/21/44. Not seen to be lost during a fight with 20-225 Me-109s during Russia Shuttle. P-51B 43-6784 WD-X.

PEREZ, Estanislado M. - Cpl., 336th FS, Died due to unknown causes on duty at Debden, 6/27/44.

SHARP, Thomas S. - Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Budapest, Hungary, 7/2/44. He was last seen having trouble releasing his wing tanks. P-51B 42-106650 QP-D.

HOFER, Ralph Kidd - Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Budapest, Hungary, 7/2/44. He was last seen climbing to engage 20+ Me-109s. He and his plane's wreckage were found at Mostar, Yugoslavia. P-51B 43-6746 QP-X.

DAHLEN, Kermit O. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Munich, Germany, 7/19/44. His airplane exploded in mid-air during a fight with 10-15 Me-109s. P-51B 43-6463 WD-?

KINGHAM, Lloyd G. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Audley End, Essex, UK, 7/22/44. He crashed a few minutes after takeoff on a mission in bad cloud conditions. He spun in with the airplane. P-51D 44-13641 WD-R.

CHAPMAN, Gerald C. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIA - 8/2/44. He was not seen after leaving Beauvais Airdrome, France. P-51B 43-4846 VF-?

FISCHER, Robert G. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Somewhere over Norway, 8/8/44. He was hit by flak and said he was heading for Sweden. He was not seen or heard from again. P-51B 42-106940 WD-N.

JONES, Frank C. Jr. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Norway, 8/8/44. Soon after leaving Norway, he ditched his canopy and the aircraft hit the water. As it did, his parachute could be seen floating on the surface. Apparently he didn't get out of it. It was his last mission and he was to be married in ten days. P-51D 44-14027 WD-P.

BOREN, Stephen R. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Troesnes, France, 8/13/44/. While strafing, his aircraft hit a tree which tore his wing off and then he crashed into the ground. P-51D 44-13997 WD-W.

DAILEY, Leo - 2Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Merard-per-bury (Oise), France, 8/18/44. During a bounce by 50+ Me-109s after strafing. Not seen to go down. P-51B 42-106555 WD-M.

COOPER, Robert J. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - In the Les Andelys area, France, 8/18/44. During a bounce by 50+ Me-109s after strafing. Not seen to go down. P-51B 42-106855 WD-Z.

CONLEY, John T. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Les Andelys area, France, 8/18/44. During a bounce by 50+ Me-109s after strafing. Not seen to go down. P-51B 43-24813 WD-N.

ROSENSON, Bernard J. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Les Andelys area, France, 8/18/44. During a bounce by 50+ Me-109s after strafing. Not seen to go down. P-51D 44-13567 WD-O.

SMITH, Donald E. - 2Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Les Andelys area, France, 8/18/44. Not seen to go down. P-51D 44-13563 WD-R.

HOWARD, C.G. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Beauvais, France, 8/18/44. He was shot down by 15 Me-109s in a bounce. P-51B 43-24841 QP-D.

HARRIS, Ferris S. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIA - South of Strasbourg, France, 8/28/44. He was downed during a strafing run. Manner of loss is unknown. P51-C 42-103796 VF-?

VANDERVATE, Herbert, Jr. - 1Lt., 334th FS, KIA - In the vicinity of Strasbourg, France, 8/28/44. He was not seen to go down after a strafing run on a truck convoy. P-51D 44-14310 QP-K.

SCHLEGEL, Albert L. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - In the Strasbourg, France area, 8/28/44. He was not seen to go down. P-51D 44-14066 WD-O.

WHITE, Robert W. - Lt., 336th FS, KIA - Boxsted, Essex, UK. 9/10/44. He crashed on return from a mission. P-51B 43-6891 VF-?

PATTERSON, Roy L. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIA - In the Lutsendorf, Germany area, 9/11/44. He bailed out but was too low. He chute streamed, but did not open before he hit the ground. P-51D 44-14266 VF-?

IDEN, Paul S. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Naumburg, Germany, 9/11/44. He was lost when 30+ Me-109s bounced the squadron. He was not seen to go down. P-51B 43-6959 WD-Z.

SMITH, William B. - Capt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Ulm, Germany, 9/13/44. His airplane was hit by flak in the engine and cockpit while strafing an airdrome. He went a mile, pulled up to 400 feet, rolled over and exploded on impact with the ground. P-51D 44-14281 QP-Y.

VOZZY, Nicholas W. - Lt. 335th FS, KIA - In the Bocholt area, Germany, 9/17/44. He was not seen to go down. P-51B 43-6841 WD-J.

LOGAN, George H., Jr. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIA - 2 miles northeast of Apelsdoorn, Netherlands, 10/2/44. His aircraft was seen to leave the formation and spin into a cloud. Possibly due to oxygen loss or G-suit trouble. P-51D 44-14172 VF-?

LANG, Joseph L. - Capt., 334th FS, KIA - 4 miles east of Eurville-sur-Marne, France, 10/14/44. His last message was, "This is Lang, I am down below clouds with 10 109s, I got two, I don't know where I am and I need help." He was seen to crash by ground troops. Visibility at the time was three miles. P-51D 44-14123 QP-Z.

MEAD, Charles Y. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - Near Little Walden, Essex, UK, 11/6/44. While on a local flight, he bailed out too low. His chute streamed but did not open. P-51C 42-103794 VF-?

CHILDS, John L. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - In the vicinity of Rheine, Germany, 11/6/44. His last message was, "What will I do, I have an FW-190 on my tail." His aircraft was seen to take no evasive action, roll on its side and go straight in smoking. He did not bail out. P-51D 44-14772 QP-Z.

LEWIS, Ralph E. - 2Lt., 335th FS, KIA - 11/18/44. He was not seen to go down. P-51D 44-14529 WD-X.

WERNER, Leonard R. - 1Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Southeast of the Zuider Zee, Netherlands, 11/20/44. He was lost while flying through thick clouds. His compass and gyro had frozen on a previous mission while doing this. Perhaps it occurred again? P-51D 44-13411 QP-Q.

DELNERO, Carmen J. - Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Meerane, Germany, 11/21/44. He was shot down by a Me-109 . It blew up and crashed before he could get out from 500 feet in rain and snow. P-51D 44-14119 QP-H.

HEWES, Charles D. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - Near Giessen, Germany, 12/18/44. He was last seen at this position just as enemy aircraft engaged the squadron. Not seen to go down. P-51D 44-15455 WD-?

EMERSON, Donald R. - Capt., 336th FS, KIA - In Belgium, 12/25/44. He was found in the wreckage of his aircraft by the British. They stated that he was killed by ground fire crossing the lines and was dead before crashing. His last message said he was starting for home on the the deck after downing two FW-190s in a lone fight with six. P-51D 44-15054 VF-D.

SENECAL, Arthur J. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIA - Near Konigsfeld, Germany, 1/2/45. His aircraft was hit by flak in the coolant. He tried to reach Allied lines and got too low. His chute did not open in time after he bailed out. P-51B 43-6587 QP-Z.

HALL, Frederick D. - Lt., 336th FS, KIA - Folkstone, UK, 1/16/45. He dove into the ground while trying to land at a forward base. P-51D 44-14533 VF-?

STALLINGS, Robert L. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - 20 miles east of Lowestoft, UK, 1/17/45. He reported having trouble west of Den Helder, Netherlands and said he was turning back. He was not found after bailing out. P-51D 44-11339 WD-?

WALLACE, Alvin O. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - Near Great Sampford, Essex, UK, 2/4/45. While on a local flight, his aircraft spun into the ground. P-51D 44-15531 VF-?

SANTOS, Paul G. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - 2/6/45. He was last seen strafing in the Torgau, Germany area. Not seen to go down. P-51D 44-15615 WD-?

BATES, William D. - Flt. Off., 334th FS, KIA - 40 miles east of Leiston, UK, in the North Sea, 2/6/45. He body was recovered from the sea. P-51D 44-13884 QP-V.

KAUL, Henry A. - Lt., 334th FS, KIA - North of Lemgo, Germany, 2/11/45. His aircraft crashed from hitting a tree while trying to drop his wing tanks on a truck. P-51D 44-63233 VF-D.

SAVAGE, Morton R. - 2Lt., 334th FS, KIFA - Nuthampton, UK, 2/11/45. His aircraft struck a radio tower while he was trying to return to the forward base at Wattisham where he had landed after returning from a mission. He had reached Debden but bad fog prevented his landing. P-51D QP-W.

DAVIS, Albert J. - Capt., 335th FS, KIA - 2 miles north of Hesepe Airdrome, Germany, 3/21/45. His aircraft was hit by flak on the first pass at the airdrome. He reported that he was bailing out but he was only at 50 feet and his chute was not seen to open in time. P-51D 44-63670 WD-?

DAVIS, Harry L. - Lt., 336th FS, KIA - Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, 3/26/45. His port wing was seen on fire when he came out of a low cloud. The airplane dove vertical from 700 feet into the ground. Possibly involved in a mid-air collision? P-51D 44-13317 VF-B?

HUSTWIT, Earl F. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIA - 2 miles west of Valkenbury, Germany, 3/26/45. His aircraft developed coolant trouble and he was thrown clear trying to bail out. P-51? VF-?

SMITH, Homer C. - 2Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - Northwest of Cambridge, Cambs., UK, 4/8/45. He was killed instantly in a crash while on a local 4th OTU flight. P-51C 42-103603 VF-T.

RASMUSSEN, Herman S. - 2Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Munich-Brunnthal Airdrome, Germany, 4/9/45. His aircraft was hit by flak. He bailed out at 400 feet but his chute was not seen to open. P-51D 44-13788 WD-?

BUCHOLZ, Robert C. - Lt., 335th FS, KIA - Munich-Brunnthal Airdrome, Germany, 4/9/45. His aircraft was hit by flak and crashed while strafing. He was not seen to bail out. P-51D 44-13788 WD-?

ALFRED, Carl R. - Capt., 336th FS, KIA - Praha Airdrome, Czechoslavkia, 4/16/45. His aircraft was hit by flak and was not seen to go down. P-51D 44-72523 VF-?

DAVIS, Robert O. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIA - 10 miles east of Eger-Marienbad, Germany, 4/17/45. He was seen to hit the ground okay after bailing out after his aircraft was hit by flak at Pilzen Airdrome, Germany. P-51D 44-14387 VF-?

TANNEHILL, Richard L. - Capt., 335th FS, KIFA - Near Llanbedr, North Wales, UK, 5/17/45. While on a practice flight at 30,000 feet, it is assumed that he passed out from lack of oxygen and spun in and crashed to his death. P-51D 44-72340 WD-?

WILHOIT, Barnaby M. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - 5/29/45. He was part of a ferry flight taking surplus P-51Ds to Speke Air Depot near Liverpool. The cloud cover went to the ground and he crashed into the mountains near Burtonwood, UK while letting down through the weather. P-51D VF-?

FREDERICKS, Harold H. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - 5/29/45. He lead a ferry flight of surplus aircraft to Speke Air Depot near Liverpool. While letting down through bad cloud cover, he crashed and exploded. P-51D 44-72181 VF-S.



The following list are those that have passed on since the end of World War II. It's current only until 1980


BEESON, Duane W. - Maj., 334th FS, Deceased 2/13/47. Brain tumor.

HOLLANDER, Walter J. - Capt., 334th FS, KIFA post war. Date unknown.

KANAGA, Robert H. - Capt., 334th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

MALMSTEN, Donald M. - Capt., 334th FS, Killed post war. Date unknown.

MONROE, Shelton W. - Maj., 334th FS, KIA in Korean War.

MONTGOMERY, Gerald E. - Maj., 334th FS, Believed killed in Korean War.

NORLEY, Louis H., Jr. - Maj., 334th FS, Deceased 8/1/67 in Oakland, California. Cause unknown.

ROSS, Gilbert G. - Lt., 334th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

SCALEY, John J. - 2Lt., 334th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

BERRY, Darwin L. - 1Lt., 335th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

BUCHER, Oliver B., Jr. - 335th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

DAVIS, George H. - Capt., 335th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

HUNTER, Robert C., Jr. - 2Lt., 335th FS, Killed in Germany late in 1945 on flight from England.

KISER, Olina - Lt., 335th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

McKENNON, Pierce W. - Maj., 335th FS, KIFA 6/18/47.

BEATY, R.N. - Lt., 336th FS, Deceased 1967.

CAMERON, Donald K. - 2Lt., 336th FS, Thought to have been killed in a flying accident at an OTU after leaving the 4th.

EDNER, Selden R. - Lt.Col., 336th FS, KIA - 2/12/49 in Karpenesion, Greece.

GENTILE, Don S. - Capt., 336th FS, KIFA - 1/28/51 at Forestville, Maryland in T-33 jet trainer.

GLOVER, Frederick W. - Maj., 336th FS, KIFA - at Hazelhurst, Georgia, 7/7/56.

GODFREY, John Trevor - Maj., 336th FS, Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) 6/12/58.

GROUNDS, Ira E. - Capt., 336th FS, Deceased 1957.

HALSEY, Gilbert O. - Maj., 336th FS, Deceased. Date unknown.

INGOLD, Conrad C. - 1Lt., 336th FS, KIFA - post war in U.S.

MILEY, Carl H. - Maj., 336th FS, Deceased 11/26/68.

MILLIKAN, Willard W. - Maj., 336th FS, Deceased 1979.

PETERSON, Kenneth D. - Capt., 336th FS, KIFA in F-80 at Nellis AFB. Date unknown.

RIEDEL, William D. - Capt., 336th FS, KIFA in C-64 Norseman in Germany after the war.

ROBERTSON, Chesley H. - 2Lt., 336th FS, Deceased 1976.

KINNARD, Claiborne H., Jr. - Col., HQ, Deceased 9/18/66 of a brain tumor.

HOELSCHER, William B., - Capt., 334th FS, Deceased 1984, cancer.

PETERSON, Chesley G., - Col., HQ, Deceased 1/31/90.

CHANDLER, Van E., - Lt., 336th FS, Deceased 1998.