Note: The death of any Association member should be reported to the Association
Secretary-Treasurer, the Association President or the Newsletter Editor before you send in
your obituary. Your person's obituary will not be seen here or commented on, UNTIL I receive
word from these persons that the notice of death has been received and the person has been
officially removed from the rolls of the Association. If the deceased is not currently a member or has never been a member, I will process the obituary first-come first-serve as time permits without the need to report to the persons named above.
Purpose: This page is for all who may need the information herein. While the main purpose is to quickly post obituaries of members of the Association and veterans of the Group of deaths as they occur, anyone may use the data here, if you do not want the data public, please inform the webmaster. Retroactive obituaries are certainly welcome and will be posted first-come first-serve like every other received.
Some preferences, for unity of appearance, apply:
A scan of an obituary, either newspaper, cut and paste from web, or mortuary copy. If scanned from newspaper or mortuary, please scan at 300dpi or higher.
An obituary in your own words, in practically any word processor format in lieu of the above.
A picture would be nice, send in snail if you must, email at 300dpi or better. We prefer a picture of the person as they were or as near in time to 1943-1945 as possible but will accept others as necessary.
All obituaries will be posted alphabetically by Surname, First Name, MI, end-tag (Jr, III, etc.) and ASN.
Regardless of format received, all obituaries will be converted to Adobe Reader format. If you do not have this application installed on your PC you will not be able to view the obituaries. A selection of versions of the reader is downloadable from our FTP site. Simply click on the preferred version (higher is better) and answer "run" when the dialog box comes up. Note that for purposes of worldwide availability via Google and other search engines, the text for an obituary will be hyperlinked to the PDF file. The PDF file will reside on the FTP site in a hidden directory, not on the web site (I can't afford do that).
Incorrect spellings, misnomers, rank preferences and so forth.
In death, all are equal. While the obituary may contain any comments on rank desired, the text listing will not include this information. The text listing will include only Surname, First Name, MI followed by ASN (tab delimited) if known. If not provided, or provided in a format Association members would not be familiar with (i.e. nickname, changed names, etc.), the name used while the person was in the Carpetbaggers, from records we have, will be used for the text name. ASNs will be listed as the 1943-45 records show them to be, and if in error, please provide a correction from a primary source. In most cases we have multiple records of ASNs from 1943-45 data.
Privacy: If your email, address, phone number is included in the obituary it will be included online, that's part of the "rapid response" purpose of this page after all. The only protection we provide for this is your common sense. It should be noted that we do not sell, distribute or otherwise broadcast this information to anyone, only readers of the obituaries (who will mostly be interested persons) will see the information.
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William T. Alford ASN 0559512 Pilot, 788th/859th BS
Robert T. Byerley ASN 0692761 Pilot, 850th/857th BS
Arthur Bogusz ASN 16108322 Engineer, Rabbitt Crew 406th BS
Raymond G. Hawley ASN 11070480 Radar Mechanic, 36th/856th BSs
Paul A. Seifert ASN 0717860 H2X radar, Fowke & Wonnell crews
Arthur C. Kiehl ASN 19020565 Crew chief, 406th/858th BSs
John A. Nutt ASN 0696870 Pilot, 406th NLS
Edward R. Baush ASN T65667 Pilot, 858th BS
Henry A. Majefski ASN 0700029 Navigator, Melinat crew
Virgil R. Shoger ASN 36635272 RO of the Velarde crew
Lester W. Anderson ASN 31155441 RO for Archambault and Boone
Igor Petrenko ASN 32799267 Topographic draftsman
Ralph P. White, Jr. ASN 0697751 Bombardier, Sandberg crew 850th/857th BSs
Kenneth A. Francis ASN T-128556 Copilot, Webb and Phillips crews
Daniel A. Bradley ASN 0762896 Bombardier, Lemke and Seger crews
Edwin G. Hasart ASN 0693978 Pilot, 406th/858th BSs
Morneau, Napoleon A, Jr. ASN 02068215 Bombardier, Orban crew, 858th BS
Sandberg, Bernard A. ASN 0693069 Pilot, 850th/857th BS
Walter, Robert F. ASN 34207326 Instruments 850th/857th BSs
Carl S. Christensen ASN 0717136 Navigator, Boswell crew
John W. Fox ASN 0697410 Pilot, 788th/859th BSs
William C. Knipscher ASN 0728185 Navigator, Warn Crew
Bernard M.W. Knox ASN 0856308 Jed Team GILES (MR 952)
Jerome Crance ASN 0679050 Pilot, 406th BS
John W. Fox ASN 0-697410 Pilot, 788th/859th BS
Bestow R. Rudolph ASN
Leif Oistad ASN
William G. Wittman ASN 0749375 Copilot, Munn Crew
Harold R. Downs ASN 37206778 1077th Signal Company
William E. Ebner ASN 0685298 36th/856nd BSs,Ward Crew
Everett L. Weidner ASN 1629861 R.O. Jackson Crew, 36th BS
Charles L. Spirk,Jr. ASN 33685906 Gunner,406th NLS
Frederick Cardozo Freelance-Gaspard circuit
Clarence O. Novak ASN 37559976 Gunner, Mulligan Crew
Nicholas F. Robolino ASN 32764049 Radar Section
1st Qtr 2012 (Spring Edition
Homer G. Collier (DOD 1961) ASN 37312824 Engineer Simon Crew
John J. Oling ASN 0807501 Pilot 850th/857 BSs
Charles C. Fluharty ASN 13141340 Gunner, Sacke Crew
Howard W. Eveland ASN 39618603 Airplane Armorer
Felix G. Price ASN 0834496 Pilot, 856th BS
Chester Ambrose ----------- Brother of George Ambrose
Kenneth L. Foster ASN 18054514 MOS 502 - Admin NCO
Melvin H. Davis ASN 0783316 Bombardier Anderson and Nutt crews
2nd Qtr (Summer Edition)
Patrick J. Coughlin ASN W-21322705 352nd Service Squadron
Leo G. Monaghan ASN 37674292 850th/857th BSs Photography Unit
Andrés Gérard S/N FFL-55933 Agent of the FFI