The official date of the Korean War is June 27, 1950 to January
31, 1955, but the Korean War Educator believes the tragic loss of
life in an R6D-1 crash less than two months later needs to be
recognized and forever remembered.
On March 21, 1955, a plane-load of veterans was
returning to the States from the Far East when the Military Air Transport Service
(MATS #131612) aircraft flying them home was involved in a crash
during a heavy rainstorm. The majority of the veterans had
served a tour of duty in Korea during the war years and were soon to
be discharged. The 66 fatalities included Air Force, Army,
Navy and Marine personnel and two civilians--the
wife and three-year-old daughter of one of the veterans.
The flight path was Tokyo, Japan to Travis Air Force Base in
California, with a stop at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii.
A navigational error took the plane eight miles off course and it
crashed into the 3,098 foot Pali Kea Peak of Waianae Mountains on
Oahu. The plane caught fire and fell into a crevice on the mountain.
Residents in the area heard the crash, but the burning plane slowed
For greater detail about this crash, see the amazing report
written by Dave Trojan at:
R6D Liftmaster crash Hawaii - Wreckchasing Message Board
- Enloe, Charles Wayne - flight orderly
- O'Leary, Harold M. - pilot (father of three)
- Osborne, Charles Lee - flight mechanic
- Preston, Charles M. - radio operator
- Rimer, William R. - flight orderly
- Schroeder, Alfred Dewey - flight mechanic
- Sheehan, Charles E. Jr. - radio operator
- Teague, Marx Meredith - co-pilot (father of three)
- Theroux, Lee Anthony - navigator
- Alexander, AMN Alvin (USAF)
- Alvarado, SSGT. Samuel Juan (USAF)
- Anderson, CPL. Donald Roy (USA)
- Anthony, AMN John David (USAF)
- Bauer, PFC. Paul Bernard (USA)
- Bennett, MSGT. Eugene Elmer (USMC)
- Boyle, AMN David Laverne (USAF)
- Britt, SSGT. William E. (USAF)
- Brittain, CPL. Cecil Allen (USMC)
- Brooks, CPL. Richard Roy (USMC)
- Bullen, CPL. Dean Glade (USA)
- Chase, CPL. Walter Waddell (USMC)
- Combs, PFC. Charles Junior (USMC)
- Dawsey, TSGT. Albert Eugene "Gene" (USAF)
- Dellinger, PFC. Robert Eldon (USA)
- DeWeese, SGT. Rexie Lee (USA)
- DiVuolo, SGT. Larry Peter (USA)
- Duncan, PFC. Robert Gale (USA)
- Eaton, A3C Daniel Keith (USAF)
- Edwards, LTC Grammer Grant (USMC)
- Enloe, AMN Charles Wayne (USN)
- Freeman, CPL Almeron Arthur (USMC)
- Halvey, CPL Edward Joseph Jr. (USA)
- Harrell, AMN Willie Gene (USAF)
- Harrison, CPL Richard Carey (USMC)
- Hendon, CPL William Barnett (USA)
- Hill, PFC Robert Eugene (USA)
- Hoffman, CPL Kenneth George (USA)
- Horne, CPL David Allen (USA)
- Horton, AMN Stanley B. (USAF)
- Huler, SGT Warren Ray (USA)
- Hummel, SSGT Carlyle Johannes (USAF)
- Irwin, PFC John "Shorty" Jr. (USA)
- Johnson, CPL Charles Morris (USA)
- Kuras, PFC Bernard John (USA)
- Lake, CPL Dale Leroy (USMC)
- Lofton, SSGT Eugene Lillis (USAF)
- Matthews, AMN Milton Donald Jr. (USAF)
- Meszaros, CPL Michael John III (USMC)
- Montanez, PVT Louis Frank (USA)
- Morgan, AMN Aubrey Gene (USAF)
- Murray, MSGT Gordon Brown (USMC)
- O'Leary, LCDR Harold Mathew O'Leary (USN)
- Ogden, SSGT Morgan L. (USMC)
- Osborne, AD1 Charles Lee (USN)
- Panetti, PFC John Robert (USA)
- Powell, TSGT John William Jr. (USAF)
- Preston, AMN Charles Michael (USN)
- Quinn, AN James Brice Jr. (USN)
- Rimer, AMN William Richard (AN)
- Robichaux, SMN Gerald Joseph (USN)
- Schroeder, AMN Alfred Dewey (USN)
- Sheehan, AMN Charles Edward Jr. (USN)
- Shyda, SSGT Thaddeus Peter (USAF)
- Sisson, AMN1C Earl Clifford (USAF)
- Smith, SGT Raymond Lee (USA)
- Teague, LCDR Marx Meredith (USN)
- Theroux, LT Lee Anthony (USN)
- Thompson, SGT Robert Lee (USA)
- Webb, TE1C Nathan Hale (USN)
- Webb, Mrs. Rita Laverne (wife of Nathan)
- Webb, Miss Teresa (three-year old daughter of Nathan)
- White, AMN Gerald Dean (USN)
- White, SGT James Leland (USA)
- Wilhelm, TSGT Roland Benson (USAF)
- Williamson, MSGT Frederick Luther (USMC)
Biographies of the Fatalities
[KWE Note: David Dunnavant (USMC 1963-1983) provided Findagrave
material that was used in the biographies of the fatalities, and all
credit and appreciation goes to him for doing so. To add information to the following biographies,
contact Lynnita. E-Mail:
Airman Alexander was born September 05, 1933 in Sunnyside,
Queens, New York, the son of Catherine Hayden Alexander (later
Alvarado, Samuel Juan
Born June 24, 1925 in El Paso, Texas, Sergeant Alvarado was
the husband of Elizabeth Aguilar Alvarado (1919-1988) and the
father of Erika Anna Alvarado (1951-1951). Samuel and
Elizabeth were married in 1943. He was a World War II and
Korean War veteran.
Anderson, Donald Roy
Corporal Anderson was born May 18, 1935 in Brockton,
Massachusetts, the son of Roy E. Anderson (1896-1969) and Rose
L. Anderson (1898-1984). He enlisted in the Army on
November 05, 1953 and was serving in H/S Company, 366 Engineer
Aviation Battalion in Korea.
Anthony, John David
Airman Anthony was born September 07, 1933 in Hobart,
Indiana, the son of Jay Dewey Anthony (1898-1977) and Beatrice
Mary McLaughlin Anthony (1903-1994). His sister was
Barbara Ann Anthony (1929-1936).
Bauer, Paul Bernard
Private Bauer was born September 18, 1932 in Chicago, the son
of Simon Bauer (1899-1956) and Mary Bauer.
Bennett, Eugene Elmer
Master Sergeant Bennett was born June 11, 1920 in Poplarville,
Mississippi, a son of Willie Edward Bennett (1893-1956) and Ella
Mae Purvis Bennett (1903-1975). He and his wife had
children Pamela (age 11), Deborah (age 5), and David (age 7
months). He joined the Marine Corps in 1939. In 1949
and 1950 he was Chief of the postal section at El Toro Marine
Corps Air Station. He was transferred to the 1st Marine
Division at Camp Pendleton, and then was sent to Korea.
His family was to join him in Honolulu two weeks after the
airplane crash because he was going to begin his third tour of
duty there. His siblings included Gladys Faye Bennett
Vesely (1919-1975), Myrtle Ruth Bennett Berry (1922-1991) and
James C. Bennett (1924-1983).
Boyle, David Laverne
Airman Boyle was born May 02, 1934 in Ironton, Ohio, the son
of Daniel Boyle and Minnie Boyle. His wife was Kita
Toneyama Boyle. He was stationed with the 67th Air Police
Squadron, 6107th Airbase Squadron, Osaka, Japan.
Britt, William E.
Sergeant Britt was born December 08, 1928. He served in
the 4th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.
Brittain, Cecil Allen
Corporal Brittain was born February 27, 1933 in Timpson,
Texas, a son of Harvey Benjamin Brittain (1904-1990) and Aulie
Ann Hammers Brittain (1902-1983). He served in
Headquarters Company, 1st Marine Division. His siblings
were Frances Ann Brittain Martin (1927-1987), Charles Henry
Brittain (1929-2009), Chester Eugene Brittain (1931-1985),
Kenneth Paul Brittain (1937-2002) and Mary Ida Brittain
Brooks, Richard Roy
Corporal Brooks was born October 16, 1932 in Brookville,
Ohio, the son of Roy Russell Brooks (1900-1981) and C. Ruth
Steck Brooks (1904-1970). His siblings were Gladys F.
Brooks Mills (1922-2012), Barbara Ann Brooks Lee (1936-2009),
and Phyllis Brooks Heckathorn.
Bullen, Dean Glade
Corporal Bullen was born April 20, 1932 in Richmond, Utah, a
son of Dean Johnson Bullen (1908-1967) and Ida Jane Neeley
Bullen (1909-1974). His brothers were Lynn Neeley Bullen
(1937-2018) and Larry Bullen. Dean served in Company A,
707 Ordnance Battalion in Korea.
Chase, Walter Waddell
Corporal Chase was born April 22, 1934 in Mendham, New
Jersey, son of Charles Adamson Chase (1898-1971) and Helen
Annesley Waddell Chase (1899-1994).
Combs, Charles Junior
Private Combs was born February 1, 1924 in Stoddard,
Missouri, the son of Charles Junior Combs Sr. and Minnie E.
Foster Combs (born 1897/died four days after her son's death).
He was wounded in combat on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 and
returned to service March 3, 1945. He enlisted in the Army
two years prior to the accident. He was divorced from Stephanie
J. Lewienic (later McFarland) (1926-1973). They had a
daughter Charlene Combs (age 7 years) by their marriage that
ended in divorce. After Charles' death, Charlene took the
name McFarland. Charlene was born in 1947 and died in
2017. Charles' siblings were Russell P.
Combs (1919-1978), Helen C. Thornton (1920-2001), Myrtle Verneta
"Cricket" Combs (1922-1957) and Edward Combs (1926-1927).
Dawsey, Albert Eugene "Gene"
Tech Sergeant Dawsey was born January 03, 1929 in Nichols,
South Carolina, the son of Albert Ellis Dawsey (1905-1937) and
Elizabeth Garrison Elliott (1907-1988). His stepfather was Hosea
M. Elliott. He was married to Anna Elaine Bambush Dawsey
and they had a son, Joe Marion Dawsey. His siblings were
Mildred Howie and half sister Miss Arlene Elliott.
Dellinger, Robert Eldon
Private Dellinger was born January 24, 1933, in Lyons,
Kansas, a son of Lloyd Louis Dellinger (1907-1966) and Enid Pool
Dellinger (1908-1991). His brother was Eugene Dellinger
and his sister was Betty Dellinger. He served in the 396
Transportation Truck Company.
DeWeese, Rexie Lee
Sergeant DeWeese was born December 09, 1933 in Lake Creek,
Texas, a son of Reginald Oliver DeWeese (1902-1988) and Dovie
Ray Polk DeWeese (1906-1975). His siblings were Harold
Dean "Hap" DeWeese (1937-2014), Donald Gene "Mickey" DeWeese
(1938-2003), and Mary Lou DeWeese Watkins (1942-2008).
DiVuolo, Larry Peter
Sergeant DiVuolo was born July 02, 1933 in Nutley, New
Jersey, the son of Dominick Jerry DiVuolo (1906-1994) and Laura
Mary Riscinti DiVuolo (1910-1999). His sisters were Carole
Divuolo Mazzarini (1935-2021), Carmella Divuolo, and Louise
Duncan, Robert Gale
Private Duncan was born August 27, 1932 in Robbinsdale,
Minnesota, the son of Harvey Duncan and Dorothy Duncan.
Eaton, Daniel Keith
Airman Eaton was born May 08, 1934 in San Juan County,
Colorado, the son of Alma Doxey "Dee" Eaton (1907-1940) and
Sadie Mae Detenbeck Eaton (later Sawyer) (1915-1999). His
sisters were Joyce Eaton MacNider (1935-1999) and Meredith Eaton
Edwards, Grammer Grant
Lieutenant Commander Edwards was born October 22, 1908 in
Kennard, Nebraska, the son of Stewart Edwards (1855-1931) and
Sydney Viola "Ola" Grammer Edwards (1872-1961). His wife
was Nathilla K. Albertson Edwards and they had three children:
Grammer Grant Edwards Jr., Barbara Edwards, Robyn Jane Edwards.
His sister was Opal Edwards (1913-1915) and his half-sisters
were Minnie Florence Edwards Carmichael (1882-1959) and Addie
Edwards Booth (1886-1918).
Enloe, Charles Wayne
Airman Enloe was born November 17, 1931 in Missouri, a son of
Lyman Clem Enloe (1906-1997) and Myrtle Stella Howser Enloe
(1903-1981). His siblings were Lyman Clem Enloe Jr.
(1926-2001), Geneva Myrtle Enloe Horak (1927-2006), Donna
Melching, Judy Snider, Helen Short, Karen Case, Audrey Belt, and
Betty Uhlig. Charles attended elementary school in Eugene,
Missouri. Prior to entering the Navy he was a fireman for
the Union Pacific Railroad and the service department of Feld
Chevrolet Company, Kansas City. He served two years in the
Pacific. His body was escorted to Missouri by his personal
friend, James R. Martin.
Freeman, Almeron Arthur
Corporal Freeman was born February 03, 1933 in Mauston,
Wisconsin. He graduated from Mauston High School, joined
the Marine Corps, and served 16 months in Korea. He was
due to be discharged in August 1955.
Halvey, Edward Joseph Jr.
Corporal Halvey was born July 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois,
a son of Edward Joseph Halvey Sr. (1903-1970) and Mary Theresa
Mullins Halvey (1903-1960). His siblings were John Joseph
"Jack" Halvey (1926-1995), Michael Joseph Halvey (1938-1997),
Mary Ann Halvey, and William E. Halvey (Brother Gordian).
Harrell, Willie Gene
Airman Harrell was born June 25, 1931 in Austin, Texas, a son
of Allen Leon Harrell Sr. (1900-1993) and Ellonia Shirley
Shepard Harrell (1901-1985). His siblings were Allen Leon
Harrell Jr. and Etta Harrell.
Harrison, Richard Carey
Corporal Harrison was born August 12, 1934 in Memphis,
Tennessee, the son of Roy Dee Harrison (1908-1987) and Margaret
S. Harrison (1917-1997).
Hendon, William Barnett
Corporal Hendon was born December 27, 1931 in Blue Spring,
Kentucky, a son of Arthur Burnett Hendon (1912-1965) and Gertha
B. Crowder Hendon (1912-2001). His siblings were Geneva
Frances Hendon Oakley (1933-2009), James O. Hendon, Bobbie E.
Hendon, and Thomas R. Hendon.
Hill, Robert Eugene
Private Hill was born April 2, 1933 in Redkey, Indiana, a son
of Howard Thomas Hill (1876-1966) and Lulu Myrtle Crisler Hill
(1881-1964). His siblings were Thelma Hill Sutton and
Albert B. Hill (1905-1979).
Hoffman, Kenneth George
Corporal Hoffman was born March 03, 1933 in Glyndon,
Minnesota, the son of Herman Hoffman (1900-1988) and Carrie
Hoffman (1905-1973). A member of the 772nd Military
Police, he was scheduled to be discharged on April 02, 1955, but
his departure was pushed forward because his foster father, H.D.
Grundfor of Moorhead, Minnesota, was ill.
Horne, David Allen
Corporal Horne was born April 20, 19331 in Milton, New
Hampshire, a son of Herman Julian Horne (1905-1978) and Mildred
Dow Horne (1904-1980). His siblings were Pamela Ann Horne
Marrapese (1936-2003) and Robert Glen Horne (1939-1999).
David studied at the University of New Hampshire and New
Hampshire technical institute of Portsmouth. He was
returning home for his first leave since joining the Army two
years previous to the crash.
Horton, Stanley B.
Airman Horton was born November 26, 1933 in Indianapolis,
Indiana, a son of Guy Sumner Horton (1908-2000) and Wilma Bell
Henry Horton (1913-2006). He was married to Margaret
Horton. His siblings were Guy Horton (1931-2003), Helen
Horton Klein, Jeannie Horton Piety, and Betty Horton Robinson.
Huler, Warren Ray
Sergeant Huler was born May 19, 1928 in Shamokin,
Pennsylvania, a son of William Janson Huler (1890-1969) and
Flora Elliott Huler (1898-1947). His brother was Donald
Richard Huler (1937-1955). He served in Company D, 70th
Hummel, Carlyle Johannes
Sergeant Hummel was born June 20, 1931 in Bismarck, North
Dakota, a son of John and Anna Hummel. He married Darlene
Peterson on September 12, 1953. His siblings were Elsie,
Arlene, Sylvia, Alvin, Walter, William, and a brother who died
in infantry. Carlyle attended schools at Underwood and
Coleharbor, graduated from Coleharbor High in May of 1949, and
enlisted in the Air Force in October of 1951. He left for
Korea on March 11, 1954.
Irwin, John Raymond "Shorty" Jr.
Private Irwin was born May 25, 1932, on the Fort Berthold
Indian Reservation in Dickey County, North Dakota, the son of
John R. Irwin Sr. (1906-1961) and Gladys Smith Irwin
(1910-1976). He lived in the Lucky Mound Community
(Hidatsa tribe) along the Missouri River. His wife was
Elaine Irwin and his son was two-year-old Gerald Irwin.
His siblings were Johanna Irwin White Bear, Rosanna Irwin
(1948-1951), James Irwin (1939-2019), Christine "Sadie" Irwin
Bears Tail (1934-1989), Alva Irwin, Doreen Mavis Irwin, Sally
Irwin White, and Ada Irwin Sharp.
Johnson, Charles Morris
Corporal Johnson was born November 12, 1932 in Cleveland,
Ohio. His sister was Lonnie Mae Johnson Caswell
Kuras, Bernard John
Private Kuras was born April 27, 1933 in Gaylord, Michigan, a
son of Frank J. Kuras (1906-1959) and Julia R. Sklarczyk Kuras
(1910-1995). His siblings were Virgil Kuras, Louise Kuras
Tuszynski, and Frank Kuras.
Lake, Dale Leroy
Corporal Lake was born April 27, 1934 in Jolley, Iowa, the
son of Forrest and Ina Lake. He was a graduate of Lytton
High School in Jolley.
Lofton, Eugene Lillis
Sergeant Lofton was born September 21, 1922 in Winchester,
Virginia, the son of Clifton Lofton and Julia Elizabeth Lillis
Lofton (1899-1965). He was married to Dorothy Mae
Wingfield Lofton (1926-2016) and their son was Thomas Lillis
Lofton (1950-1981). Eugene served n the 816th Troop
Matthews, Milton Donald Jr.
Airman Matthews was born October 15, 1932 in Whitesville, New
Jersey, the son of Milton and Doris Matthews. His wife was
Elsie C. Matthews and his sister was Elleen F. Matthews.
Meszaros, Michael John III
Corporal Meszaros was born April 07, 1935, a son of Catherine
Meszaros (1911-1984). His brother was Rev. James J.
Montanez, Louis Frank
Private Montanez was born April 04, 1934 in Bronx, New York,
the son of Manuel and Margaret Montanez.
Morgan, Aubrey Gene
Airman Morgan was born March 08, 1934 in Union Springs,
Murray, Gordon Brown
Master Sergeant Murray was born April 19, 1918 in Burgaw,
North Carolina, the son of Robert Murray (1877-1923).
O'Leary, Harold Mathew
Lieutenant Commander O'Leary was born September 4, 1920 in
San Diego, California, the son of Col. William Joseph Mack
(1902-1982) and Alvaretta Shipp Mack (1887-1954). He was
married to Agnes Marie Prihoda O'Leary (1925-1958), and their
sons were Michael Joseph O'Leary, Daniel Bryan O'Leary, and
Jeffrey Paul O'Leary.
Ogden, Morgan L.
Staff Sergeant Ogden was born June 20, 1923, in Quantico,
Virginia, a son of Maj. Harold Ogden (1890-1974) and Dora M.
Fisher Ogden (1890-1964). His siblings were Victor P.
Ogden (1924-1993), Marjorie Marilyn Ogden Albert (1926-2012),
and Ruth Ogden Strathman.
Osborne, Charles Lee
Aviation Mechanic Osborne was born December 19, 1919 in
Asheville, North Carolina, a son of James Osborne (1888-1927)
and Myrtle Finney Osborne (1892-1994). He was survived by
his wife and son, as well as sisters Charlotte Finney Osborne
Moody (1918-2005) and Mrs. James R. (Elizabeth Osborne) Holland,
and a half-brother, David Russell (1915-1969).
Panetti, John Robert
Private Panetti was born September 20, 1925 in Windber,
Pennsylvania, a son of Pasquale G. Panetti (1887-1954) and
Minnie J. Ianni Panetti (1894-1955). His siblings were
Nicholas Joseph (1917-2007), Charles G. (1921-2004), Joseph P.
(1923-1994), Anthony Albert (1927-2013) and Jean Ann Panetti
(1930-1999). Private Panetti was flying home on an
emergency leave to see his sick mother. She died six hours
before the plane crash.
Powell, John William Jr.
Tech Sergeant Powell was born January 13, 1927 in Queen Anne
Knolls, Maryland, a son of John William Powell Sr. and Helen
Powell. His siblings were Thomas Powell and Alice M.
Preston, Charles Michael
Airman Preston was born August 16, 1931 in Washington State,
the son of Billy Fred Preston (1900-1974) and Lorna F. Preston
(1903-1988). He was married to Barbara Mattingly Preston
(later Tormohlen) (1931-2004). Charles and Barbara had an
infant daughter who died April 12, 1955.
Quinn, James Brice "Jimmie" Jr.
Airman Quinn was born October 23, 1932, the only son of James
Brice Quinn Sr. (1903-1988) and Margaret Elizabeth Campbell
Quinn (1903-1991). He was married to Sybil Byars Quinn and
he was returning home after four years of service in the Navy.
Rimer, William Richard
Airman Rimer was born September 15, 1932, in Edina, Missouri,
the son of Richard Harley Rimer (1898-1967) and Louise E. Fickel
Rimer (1907-2002) (later Mrs. Rufus Earl Primm).
Robichaux, Gerald Joseph
Seaman Apprenctice Robichaux was born October 16, 1934 in
Montegut, Louisiana, a son of Lotair Joseph "L.J." Robichaux
(1903-1979) and Mable Legendre Robichaux (1904-1980). His
brother was Henry Charles Robichaux (1936-2011).
Schroeder, Alfred Dewey
Aviation Electronics 3rd Class Schroeder was born on October
15, 1931 in Tell City, Indiana, a son of Leslie Guy Schroeder
(1906-1995) and Myrtle Emily Dauby Schroeder (1910-2003).
His brothers were Leslie Kenneth Schroeder (1930-2016), Glenward
A. Schroeder (1934-2020) and Paul M. Schroeder (1936-2017).
Sheehan, Charles Edward Jr.
Airman Sheehan was born January 08, 1933 in Bangor, Maine,
the son of Charles E. Sheehan (1888-1962) and Jessice Ione
Lilley Sheehan (1905-1989).
Shyda, Thaddeus Peter
Staff Sergeant Shyda was born August 03, 1923 in Lebanon,
Pennsylvania, a son of Frank Shyda Sr. (1886-1981) and Mary
Albina Wyczalkowski Shyda (1896-1972). His siblings were
Chester C. (1919-1975), Victoria Brunn, Sigmund, Pauline
Gerhardt, Frank Jr., John, Christine Raiger, and Edward.
Thaddeus enlisted in the Air Force during World War II at age
17. Prior to the plane crash his last year was served with
the US Technical Mission in Indochina.
Sisson, Earl Clifford
Airman Sisson was born March 13, 1931 in Depew, New York, a
son of William M. Sisson (1897-1967) and Lorraine E. Sisson
(1904-1974). His siblings were Alvin N. Sisson (1921-2009,
William M. Sisson (1927-1991) and Lester W. Sisson (1934-2020).
Smith, Raymond Lee
Sergeant Smith was born September 28, 1933 in Oakland,
California, the son of Harold Smith and Alcia June Smith (later
Mrs. Rodman Berg) (1909-1972).
Teague, Marx Meredith
Lieutenant Commander Teague was born August 06, 1917 in
Thomasvivlle, North Carolina, the son of Ivy Allison Teague
(1890-1974) and Carrie Alma Meredith Teague (1894-1941).
Marx was married to Verda May "Andy" Anderson, a member of the
Army Nurse Corps who served in France and England during World
War II. Marx and Andy had three children who were reared
with the help of Andy's second husband, Roy Berg. Randall
Marx Teague, one of the three children, was born in 1947 and
died in 1984. The Teagues also had another son and a
Theroux, Lee Anthony Jr.
Lieutenant Theroux was born January 11, 1923 in Red Lake
Falls, Minnesota, a son of Lee Anthony Theroux Sr. (1893-1953)
and Beulah Olive St. Louis Theroux (1897-1978). He and his
wife Phyllis Mae were married in 1948. Phyllis later
married Valerian Francis Marchildon in 1960. Mrs.
Marchildon was born in 1925 and died in 1995. Lieutenant
Theroux's siblings were Kenneth John Theroux (1924-2008), George
Lewis Theroux (1926-2015), Maurice James "Maury" Theroux
(1929-2017), and Gene Theroux.
Thompson, Robert Lee
Sergeant Thompson was born October 27, 1925 in Erlanger,
Kentucky, a son of Jesse Edgar Thompson (1884-1963) and Hilda
Ortman Thompson (1895-1967). His sibling was Edgar Claire
Thompson (1905-1981) and his half-siblings were Louella Jesse
Thompson Cillay (1908-1947) and Burton Clay Thompson
Webb, Nathan Hale
Teleman1C Webb was born November 13, 1930 in Irvine,
Kentucky, a son of Henry Cleveland Webb (1890-1974) and Mary
Catherine Blackwell Webb (1891-1966). He was married to
Rita Laverne Hatcher Webb (1932-1955) and they were the parents
of Miss Theresa Lynn Webb (1951-1955). His siblings were
Lizzie Webb Campbell (1910-1947), William Webb (1912-1993), Hugh
Webb (1914-2002), Elbert Webb (1916-1993), Delora Webb Manuel
(1918-1992), Fred Webb (1921-1989), Omer Jack Webb (123-1981),
Thomas Webb (1925-1989) and Henry Buford Webb (1927-1992).
Webb, Rita Laverne
Mrs. Webb was born November 12, 1932 in Hiseville, Kentucky,
a daughter of Lawrence Elmo Hatcher (1898-1955) and Gladys Banes
Hughes Hatcher (later Mrs. Reuben James Roberts) (1900-1988).
Rita's siblings were John Thomas Hatcher (1919-1994) (World War
II veteran), Mary F. Hatcher Mudd Haskins (1922-2012), and Edgar
Allen Hatcher (1926-1985) (Korean War veteran).
Webb, Teresa Lynn
Miss Webb was born October 24, 1951 in the US Naval Hospital,
Balboa, San Diego, California. She was the daughter of
Nathan Hale Webb (1930-1955) and Rita Laverne Hatcher Webb
White, Gerald Dean
Airman White was born August 18, 1932 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a
son of Rex Aubrey White (1905-1992) and Helen G. Hinkle White
(1910-2000). His siblings were Harold Lee White
(1930-1985) and Joan Kay White (1944-1947).
White, James Leland
Sergeant White was born May 10, 1928 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, a son of William Franklin White (1886-1970) and
Stella R. Tkachenko White (1902-1987). His sibling was
William Richard White (1926-1978), and his half siblings were
Harold Raymond White (1907-1969), Marie Dorothy White Eldredge
(1910-1957), and Hazel Ruth White Feil (1912-1988).
Wilhelm, Roland Benson
Tec Sergeant Wilhelm was born May 06, 1916 in Baltimore,
Maryland, the son of Clarence Wilhelm (1873-1940) and Maude
Mildred Madiary Wilhelm (1880-?). His wife was Mary E.
Gill Wilhelm (1919-1993).
Williamson, Frederick Luther
Master Sergeant Williamson was born March 22, 1909 in
Plymouth, New Hampshire. His wife was Ruth Brogan
Williamson (born 1910) and their son was Frederick L. "Skip"