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South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame

The South Dakota Pilots Association promotes the active support of the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame through the SDPA newsletter.

The SD Aviation Hall of Fame is a non-profit South Dakota corporation with federal tax-exempt status, established to honor the pioneers and contributors to South Dakota aviation. One goal of the SD Aviation Hall of Fame is to construct a building on the Black Hills Airport / Clyde Ice Field, Spearfish, SD, to display their aviation history, accomplishments, impact on South Dakota, and memorabilia.

If you know of someone from South Dakota who you believe would be a good nominee for the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame, please complete and submit the appropriate Nominee Application or contact Ted Miller at 605-642-0277.

The Inductees

Famous inductees such as Clyde Ice, Joe Foss, Duane Corning, Nellie Willhite, Charles Gemar, and more have been honored by the SD Aviation Hall of Fame.

Over 270 combat aircrew members have been inducted into the Combat Air Crew Memorial section of the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame, and were residents of South Dakota who served their country with honor while flying combat tours in the many wars of the United States, from World War I to the present.

The Home

Presently, the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc. has an exhibit of Aviation Hall of Fame members and combat aircrew members at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum located adjacent to Ellsworth Air Force Base, Box Elder, SD.

A new home (shown right, drawn by Claudette Miller) is planned in the future at the Black Hills / Clyde Ice Field, Spearfish, SD, to house the exhibit, aircraft, and memorabilia of the Hall of Fame members for future generations.

Building Fund

A building fund has been established and donations are solicited for this unique South Dakota institution. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. A contribution wall will be constructed and consist of plaques showing the donor’s name and section.

Building Fund Contributions

 

Platinum Eagle

$5,000.00 or more
 

Golden Eagle

$1,000.00 or more
 

Silver Eagle

$500.00 or more
 

Bronze Eagle

$100.00 or more
 

Annual Membership

$35.00

Contacts

South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame
Black Hills / Clyde Ice Field
424 Aviation Place
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone 605-642-0277 (days)

President
Ted Miller
Black Hills Aero
424 Aviation Place
Spearfish, SD 57783
605-642-0277 (days)
Email: bha@mato.com

Vice President
Dan Krogstad
Spearfish, SD

Board of Directors
Ted Miller, Spearfish
Dan Krogstad, Spearfish
Pearl Miller, Spearfish
Tami Schroeder, Brookings
Bobbie Potts, Gettysburg

Selection Committee
Dan Krogstad, Spearfish
Dwayne LaFave, DeSmet
Denny Martens, Vermillion
Pearl Miller, Spearfish
Bobbie Potts, Gettysburg

Raffle
The SD Aviation Hall of Fame is searching for a “Light Sport Plane” to use in a fund-raising raffle.  If you know of a light sport plane like a J-3 Cub or PA-11, PLEASE contact Ted Miller at 605-642-0277 or email bha@mato.com -- at your earliest opportunity!! 

Once a plane has been secured for a Raffle, flyers about the raffle will be mailed through out the state and advertised in the newsletter of the South Dakota Pilots Association. 

Tentatively, a Raffle drawing will be held in mid-September.  Raffle tickets will probably cost $50 each.  MORE DETAILS LATER.  Make checks payable to the SD Aviation Hall of Fame, and mail to SD Aviation Hall of Fame, 424 Aviation Way, Spearfish, SD 57783.  Your raffle ticket will be mailed to you.  Need not be present to win.  Proceeds to the SD Aviation Hall of Fame, non-profit 503-C.

Donated Aircraft
If you have artifacts or an aircraft to donate to the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame, please contact Ted Miller.

Make & Model: Stits Playmate built by Henry Conrad Balcer
Year: 1968
N number: N6515
Donator: Charlotte Andersen, MD, Badger, SD
Location: Black Hills Aero, Black Hills Airport / Clyde Ice Field, Spearfish, SD

When my Dad started welding chromoly steel in our one-car garage, my 6 year-old eyes were wide with excitement -- this pile of metal was going to be our airplane?  I spent every evening with him "working" on the airplane.  I really could help with some things, like stitching the Dacron covered wings, but I'm sure he put up with my assistance, hoping that I would love it as much as he did.

It worked.

My Dad finished the Stits Playmate in just under 2 1/2 years, the fastest time to date for one to be finished.  N6515 was the first to fly after Ray Stits flew the prototype.  The Playmate made its first trip to Rockford, Illinois in 1969, coming home with a trophy. 

My Dad and I flew many more years to Oshkosh.  We had the airplane in parades, in malls, almost anywhere anyone invited us.  The folding-wing design made it easy for it to be transported as well as allowing it access to places where many other aircraft cannot go.

It had the engine updated early on to the Lycoming 150 hp, which gave it more power, and makes it quite a peppy little craft to fly.

Dad and I rebuilt the Playmate in 1990, giving it all new fabric, new interior, and new avionics.  This time I could participate much more fully, and my Dad and I had a wonderful time doing it together.   What a joy it was to receive the first Paul Poberezny Founders Award for classic custom homebuilt in Oshkosh in 1991. 

While flying with my Dad all those years, I got my license, graduated from medical school, completed my psychiatry residency, got a Skyhawk, and missed Oshkosh only twice in all those years.  I then married the most wonderful man, Art, a pilot, who lives in Badger...on SD19. 

My Dad died in 2002, and I want a place for the Playmate to live forever. 

Charlotte Andersen, M.D.
Badger, SD

Make & Model:  “Jeep” was designed & built by Ralph Burton
Year: 1941
N number:  N41664
Donator:  Burton family
Location:  stored in Rob Burton’s hangar at Custer County Airport

jeepInformation from Rob Burton (Hill City, SD) September 2008:  The “Jeep” was designed and built by Ralph Burton in 1941 at the old Alliance Airport, Alliance, NE.  Ralph was killed in the crash of a Beech Staggerwing near Philips, SD, on March 27, 1944, while carrying airmail between Cheyenne, Pierre, and Rapid City.  The plane was lashed to the top of a car and moved by Ivan Ellis from Alliance to Spearfish, SD.  The single seat plane had a Continental A-40-4 engine (salvaged from a wrecked Taylorcraft), 18-foot wingspan, and 12-foot overall length.  The parasol wing was adapted from a Taylorcraft airfoil and had modified Friese ailerons.  Newspaper accounts from 1941 report, “The plane takeoffs and lands at 55 miles per hour [and has reached speeds as high as 120 miles per hour].  Its cockpit is so small that the instrument panel is only a few inches from the pilot’s face, and the seat is recessed to permit the pilot to wear a parachute.”  The plane was called the “Jeep” after a popular air racer built by Art Chester.  Rob Burton (nephew of Ralph Burton) stored the dismantled plane in a garage for many years.  The plane was rebuilt for static display by Ivan Ellis in 1998-1999, and displayed at Black Hills Aero on Spearfish Airport in August 2002 at the time of the induction of Ralph Burton into the SD Aviation Hall of Fame.  

Inductees in the Aviation Hall of Fame

Four people were inducted into the SD Aviation Hall of Fame during ceremonies held at Black Hills Airport - Clyde Ice Field on September 7, 2017.

Ron Becker
Ron Becker was born July 6, 1940.  He had been interested in airplanes since he was a young boy.  His first flight was in September, 1956, when he was 16 years old.  He began taking flying lessons before he graduated from high school in Mobridge in 1958.  When given the choice between buying a car and taking flying lessons, he chose the latter.
    After graduating from high school, he joined the Army and served for two years.  He was stationed in both Korea and North Dakota.  During his time in North Dakota, he worked at the missile sites near Parshal, ND.  After his discharge from the Army in 1961, he moved back to Morbridge and married Shirley Rathke.  He worked as the manager of TSC stores in Mobridge and Lemmon.  During this time, he and friend bought and restored a 1939 Stinson.  He continued his flying lessons and earned his private certificate in 1969.  He enjoyed flying his family around to visit relatives.  In 1971, he moved his family to Pierre to manage the store there.  At that time, he again became involved in aviation.  He earned his commercial certificate and CFI, instrument and CFII ratings within two years.  At that point his log book shows many names of students he instructed for several years.  He flew as a charter pilot for Singleton Aviation and Ice Flying Service.
    In 1980, Ron began working as a pilot for the South Dakota Department of Transportation.  In 1982, he became their chief pilot, and in 1988, the Aviation Services program manager.  Ron was instrumental in forming the South Dakota Pilots Association, as well as the South Dakota Flight Instructors Association.  
    On Monday, April 1993, Ron died when the MU2B-60 airplane he was piloting crashed due to catastrophic engine failure near Zwingle, IA.  The plane was returning from Ohio, where state government and economic development leaders were in discussions with John Morrell & Company officials to keep a Sioux Falls meat-packing plant from closing.
    Inducted into the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame on September 9, 2017.

David Holger Hansen
David Holger Hansen was born on July 11, 1947 at Plankinton, South Dakota to Holger and Lois (Beeman) Hansen.  Following his graduation from Southern State College, Dave entered the US Army and served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division – the Screaming Eagles – from February 1969 to February 1970.  His call sign was Black Widow 38.
    Dave’s Huey helicopter was shot down during an ambush in late May 1969 southwest of Khe Sahn.  He came home from Vietnam with the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with V device, the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters, several other military commendations, and a desire to keep flying.  Upon returning home, Dave continued to serve as a helicopter pilot in the South Dakota National Guard, attaining the rank of WO3.
    Dave joined the South Dakota Highway Patrol in October 1973 and began his fixed-wing training at the request of his supervisors.  Dave flew a Cessna 182 for the Highway Patrol for 17 years.  As part of his Governor’s security duties, Dave began to fly full-time for the South Dakota Department of Transportation.  On a daily basis he flew government officials across the state and nation.
    On Monday, April 19, 1993, Dave died when the MU2B-60 airplane he was co-piloting crashed due to catastrophic engine failure near Zwingle, IA.  The plane was returning from Ohio, where state government and economic development leaders met with John Morrell & Company officials to keep a Sioux Falls meat-packing plant from closing.
    Dave finished his flying career with over 7,600 hours of rotor-wing and fixed-wing time.
    Inducted into the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame on September 9, 2017. 

Forrest D Wixon
Forrest Wixon’s first military flight was in 1954 as an ROTC Cadet.  He flew with the ROTC commander in an AT-6 at SD State University followed by two orientation flights in a F-94B.  In April 1956, he began pilot/officer training as a USAF Aviation Cadet, flyng the T-34A, T-28A (props) and T-33 jet graduating in September 1957.  In September 1957, Forrest started with the SDANG.  During eleven years of flying with the SDANG, he flew the T-33, F-94AC, F-89D/J, F/TF-102A and a few hours in the C-47 and B-25.
    Forrest flew as a charter pilot, on a part time basis for Ice Flying from 1976 to 1983 and for Capital City Air Carrier from 1995-2006.  He also flew air freight for CCAC from 1997-2003.
    Forest provided flight instruction from 1986 to 2017, on an independent basis and for Capital City Air Carrier.  He taught approximately 130 South Dakotans how to fly.  Instruction was provided in a variety of aircraft from the J-3 Cub up to and including the Beechcraft Bonanza. 
    In addition, Forrest was a member and pilot of the SD Wing of the Civil Air Patrol from 1987 to 1989 and 1998 to 2013.  He flew as an instructor and a Mission Pilot.  Aircraft flown included the T-41, C-172, C-182, and C-182 NAVIII.  A variety of missions were completed including search and rescue, and the monitoring of the Missouri River from Pierre to Sioux City during the flood of 2011.
    Forrest and three friends founded the Cherokee Aero Club after purchasing a Piper Cherokee-140 in 1985.  He was the club check pilot in addition to holding the title of the Maintenance Officer for the next 20 years.  During the same 20 years, he served as either the vice president or president.  Club membership fluctuated between four and 10 members.
    Inducted into the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame on September 9, 2017.

Thomas Brownfield Roberts, Jr.
Thomas Brownfield Roberts, Jr. left a legacy of leadership and service to his nation and community through aviation.  It continues to bear fruit today from his contributions to the early days of SD Aviation and the birth of the SD Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.  His passion for flying began after WWI as an owner of several aircraft, but his aviation vision and organizational skills earned him leadership as the first chair of the Aeronautics Commission in 1935, and first Commander of the organizing Civil Air Patrol Win in 1941.  As Chair of the Aeronautics Commission, he enabled the establishment of airports and air service across the state.  After WWII his avid voice and leadership facilitated the first Municipal Airport in Pierre, SD.  In business, he was the President of the State Publishing Company and the Pierre Daily Dakotan.  In the community, a member of the Pierre Kiwanis Club, Izaak Walton League, Ducks Unlimited, Masonic orders and Shrine, and the state Republican party.
    Among his duties on December 1, 1941, when Congress authorized the CAP, was to train pilots and cadets to enter active military service.  Though not involved in the well-known anti-submarine patrols off United States coasts, he commanded courier missions, ferrying of military aircraft parts, messages, and forest patrols in the Black Hills working with the forest service to spot fires, some caused by Japanese Incendiary balloons and search and rescue missions.
    Lt. Col. Roberts exemplified the high character ideals of the CAP and State aviation.  He was respected for his organizational skills, aviation passion, impeccable integrity and wisdom by friends and business associates.  Lt. Col. Roberts posthumously received the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal for Service during World War II in December, 2016 from U.S. Senator John Thune and was inducted into the CAP Hall of Fame in April of 2017.
    Inducted into the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame on September 9, 2017.

Inductees in the Combat Air Crew Memorial

Two people were inducted into the Combat Air Crew Memorial section of the SD Aviation Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Black Hills Airport - Clyde Ice Field, Spearfish, on September 7, 2017.

Captain Arthur Arnold Krull
Art was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and service a tour of duty in Veitnam starting in November 1965.  He earned 23 Air Medals and a Purple Heart after being shot down in Vietnam in August 1966.  After recuperating in from his injuries, he trained to fly AH-1 “Huey” Cobra helicopters and was due return to Veitnam in January 30, 1968, but died in a helicopter accident with his instructor on January 15, 1968.

Major Jack C. Dillon
Jack flew as a co-pilot on the B-29 and flew 26 combat missions during WWII and 6 post-war humanitarian missions on Japan.  Jack flew one of the decoy aircraft to draw off the fighters so the Enola Gay could drop the bomb on Hiroshima and again three days later on Nagasaki.  After WWII Jack flew the B-29 in the Korean War, flying 22 missions over Korea.

List of all South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees

1991
Gen. Duane Corning
Gen. Joe Foss
Clyde Ice
Nellie Willhite

1992
Ole Fahlin
Lt. Col. Charles Gemar

1993
Clark Burton
Walden Lemm
Lt. Col. Howard Muchow
Edison Ward

1994
Vi Cowden
Luverne “Vern” A. Kraemer
Glen Levitt
Raymond Falon

1995
S. Russell Halley
Allen C. McDonald
Alvin Nelson
Bob Orr, Sr.

1996
Donald C. Golay
Clarence O. Hansen
C.Q. “Chuck” Mateer
Harley Rauch

1997
Ivan F. Ellis
James Caven
Cecil Ice
Raymond R. Kolb

1998
William Lee Blakeman
Clifford T. Bobier
Edward Canice Curran
Dale Glen Gregson

1999
Arnold A. Kolb
Dan Hawkins
Robert Burton
John Moodie
George Mortimer

2000
Clifford P. Adkins
Marvin L. Randall
Nathan Howard Kolb
Arthur J. Peterson
Clifford G. Raub

2001
Sam E. Dupris
Kenneth L. Holm
Col. Dennis Fitzgerald

2002
Ralph Burton
Homer W. Claymore
Vayl Oxford
D. Curtis Wik

2003
David R. Ellis
Delmar Deiter

2004
Gail W. Coe
Jon Paul Kolba
Curtis O’Dell Shupe
Burdette “Ben” L. Thompson
Leo F. Webber

2005
James E. Haggart
Gordon O. Malzer
Cecil O. Shupe
James R. Winter

2006
Orvil A. Anderson
William H. Green
Harry Hybertson
William Kepner   
Dorothy Lee
Phyllis E. Peterson
Bruce Schiltz
Albert W. Stevens

2007
Robert (Bob) W. Erlandson
Ola Mildren (Rexy) Rexroat
Helen Jo Severson
Thomas G. Walenta

2008
Lawrence E. Pravecek
Charles M. Summers
Paul Edward Yost

2009
Saxe Pitts Gantz
Colman L. “Buzz” Wagner
Col. John F. Welch

2010
Ann Ross Kary Anderson
Loes Monk Mackenzie
Irma Cleveland Weigel
Laurine Y. Nielsen
Maxine A. Nolt Wright
Marjorie Redding Christiansen
Margaret E. Ehlers Twito
Allen C. Tomnitz

2011
(none)

2012
Earle R. Geide
James Linsy Riggs

2013
Steven R. Thompson
Carol Sue Rayburn

2014
Steven J. Hamilton
Nettie Myers

2015
George Ellsworth Hair
Dennis D. Martens
Evelyn Sharp

2016
Bernard W. Christensen
Peter P. Hegg
Richard Krogstad
Grove A. Rathbun
Lawrence A. "Bud" Sittig

2017
Ron Becker
David H. Hansen
Thomas B. Roberts, Jr.
Forrest D. Wixon


List of all Combat Air Crew Memorial Members

A-G H-N O-Z
  • Adkins, Clifford P.
  • Allen, Donald L., Capt.
  • Alf, Herbert
  • Ambur, Arvid B.
  • Armstrong, Roger W.
  • Anderson, Eugene
  • Anderson, Kenneth D.
  • Anderson, Raymond D.
  • Anderson, Richard P.
  • Appel, Edward W. , Lt. Col.
  • Artley, Carvel R., Lt. Col.
  • Aughenbaugh, Hiland K.
  • Baker, Lyle C., Lt. Col.
  • Balhorn, Ray B.
  • Bauder, Edward H.
  • Beckel, Kenneth T., Lt. Col.
  • Becker, Clinton C.
  • Becker, Duane F.
  • Bell, John A.
  • Benson, Vernell C., Lt. Col.
  • Berg, Mark L.
  • Berg, Vernon L.
  • Bergner, Lawrence W.
  • Blaine, James W.
  • Blair, George W.
  • Blindauer, Richard
  • Block, Francis J.
  • Broadhurst, Glenn
  • Brockel, Donald D., Maj.
  • Brodsky, Edward Joseph, Lt Col
  • Bunjer, Alvern M.
  • Brunick, Sidney W.
  • Bunker, Robert A.
  • Burke, Charles H.
  • Burke, Virgil L., Lt. Col.
  • Bulot, Stephen, Lt. Col.
  • Caldwell, Alfred H.
  • Callan, Thomas H.
  • Callies, Richard C., Cpl.
  • Cannon, Charles J.
  • Carlson, Theodore V., Col.
  • Chambers, William Rex
  • Chard, Raymond, Lt
  • Charamza, Walter W.
  • Childers, Vincent L.
  • Childs, Charles, Lt. Col.
  • Christensen, Otto C.
  • Claymore, Homer W.
  • Clark, Francis R.
  • Clark, Robert W.
  • Clark, Theodore
  • Cole, Hilary, Lt. Col.
  • Cole, Hobart
  • Cole, John C.
  • Colombe, William C.
  • Cool, Lawrence H., Jr.
  • Corning, Duane, Gen.
  • Costain, Richard Y.
  • Crosswait, Bill N.
  • Crosswait, Robert L.
  • Dangel, Cyril J.
  • DeBoer, Raymond
  • DeJong, Lloyd
  • Deiterman, Arnold B.
  • Deiterman, Raymond B.
  • Dillon, Jack C., Maj.
  • Divich, Chris, Gen.
  • Drayer, Wayne M. Maj.
  • Duba, Lyle H.
  • Dymock, Alfred, Capt.
  • Effenberger, Francis J.
  • Eggers, Myron D.
  • Eibart, Don C., Lt. Com.
  • Eisenmenger, James P.
  • Ellefson, Lloyd A.
  • Ellingson, Bertram E.
  • Ellington, Edward H.
  • Ellis, Horace C., Jr.
  • Engen, Don
  • Erickson, Dale R.
  • Ewert, Paul W.
  • Eymer, Quentin G., 2nd Lt.
  • Fetch, Robert M.
  • Fitzgerald, Dennis C., Col.
  • Flynn, John (Pat) P., Jr., Lt. Col.
  • Foss, Joe
  • Fridrich, Maurice E.
  • Gamet, Joseph (Joe) M., WO JG
  • Graham, James D.
  • Greeno, Harrison M.
  • Haag, Marvin L., Ensign
  • Habeger, Joseph E., Col.
  • Hagen, Charles L.
  • Hair, George Ellsworth, Capt
  • Halley, S. Russell
  • Hansen, David H.
  • Hanson, Wendell H.
  • Harris, Cecil E., Capt.
  • Hauck, Zelton Piriet, Lt.
  • Havelaar, Marion H., Col.
  • Hayen, Charles V.
  • Hegvold, Arthur E.
  • Heinold, Raymond
  • Hemmingson, Andrew J.
  • Herrmann, Vern A.
  • Hettinger, William D., Capt.
  • Higgins, Frank M., Cpl.
  • Hill, Verlyn W.
  • Hoff, Henry G.
  • Hogen, Marvis T.
  • Holm, Kenneth, L.
  • Huss, Cyril F.
  • Ingraham, John D.
  • Irish, Donald, Col.
  • Jaide, Bernard S.
  • Jangula, Robert E.
  • Jensen, Milford K.
  • Johnson, Warren R., Col.
  • Keppen, Clare F.
  • Kempf, Albert F.
  • Kientiz, Donald V.
  • Kientiz, James
  • Klein, Verle, Rear Admiral
  • Klemme, Leverne H.
  • Kodet, Edward J.
  • Kolashefsky, Walt
  • Kortan, Laverne J., Lt. Col.
  • Krause, James, Col.
  • Kredit, Douglas G.
  • Krull, Arthur A., Capt.
  • Kruse, Lawrence
  • Kuecker, Dana “Dan”, Col
  • Kvale, John H.
  • Labesky, Joe T.
  • Lagendyk, Nelson
  • Larkin, M.J. “Lark”
  • Lee, R. Neil
  • Lee, Randolph W.
  • Liebman, Robert C., Maj.
  • Lien, Thomas J., Col.
  • Linn, William K.
  • Lomheim, Louis G., LCDR
  • Lommen, Leonard H., Capt.
  • Loitwood, Howard S., Jr.
  • MacFarlane, Terrence
  • Magnoson, Morris, Lt. Col.
  • Mahrt, Martin H., Col.
  • Malcolm, George S., Lt
  • Maltese, Frank P., 1st Lt.
  • Martin, Norman D.
  • Martin, Robert W.
  • Mateer, Charles
  • Mathieu, Reese A.
  • McGaa, Ed, Captain
  • McGovern, George
  • McKelvey, Gordon W.
  • Mednansky, Edward
  • Melby, Roger, Maj.
  • Merfeld, Homer J.
  • Miles, James M.
  • Miles, Quentin C.
  • Miller, Dennis R., Maj.
  • Millette, Robert A.
  • Mills, Christopher, Capt.
  • Minehart, John P.
  • Minow, James W.
  • Morey, Kim, Capt.
  • Mortensen, Jeffrey S., Lt. Col.
  • Muchow, Clifford W., Col.
  • Muchow, Howard A., Lt. Col.
  • Mueller, Paul F.
  • Murray, Bazil
  • Mutcher, Arnold
  • Mulcahy, Paul R.
  • Nelson, Gary G., Col
  • Nelson, Herschel D.
  • Nelson, James R., Col.
  • Nelsen, James S., 1st Lt.
  • Nelson, Kenneth W., Lt. Col.
  • Nelson, Myron A.
  • Nelson, Rudolph E.
  • Nielsen, Howard R., Capt.
  • Nielsen, Niels Robert, Jr., 1st Lt.
  • Nielsen, Roy, Capt.
  • Northey, Clarence, Lt. Col.
  • Nupen, Harlan Clarence, Capt.
  • Nygaard, Eldon E.
  • Oberembt, James M.
  • O'Connell, John E.
  • O'Neill, Wally A.
  • Ohnstad, John V., Lt. Col.
  • Oliver, Thomas K., Lt. Col.
  • Olson, Kenneth C., LCDR
  • Oxford, Vayl
  • Placek, Melvin B., LCDR
  • Potter, Henry A., Lt.
  • Pravecek, Lawrence E., Lt. Col.
  • Raebel, James B., Col.
  • Rauch, Stanley, Col.
  • Raub, Clifford G.
  • Rayburn, Max S.
  • Rayburn, Richard L.
  • Reiser, Heine J.
  • Reynolds, Marc C., Lt. Gen.
  • Riggs, James L., Lt. Col
  • Ritter, Milton W.
  • Robbennolt, Wilfred C.
  • Robinson, John K.
  • Rollag, Stanley A., Col.
  • Root, Roger D., Lt. Col.
  • Roth, Elmer R.
  • Rustemeyer, John S.
  • Ryan, Lynus, 2nd Lt.
  • Sattler, Donald
  • Satzinger, Curtis H.
  • Savage, James W., MSgt
  • Schekel, Lorin E.
  • Schiefelbein, Dean J.
  • Schliesman, Bernard E.
  • Schilling, Robert C., MSgt.
  • Schilt, John L., Col.
  • Schmidt, Darwin L.
  • Schnider, Jesse
  • Schlomer, John C.
  • Schott, Douglas W., Lt. Col.
  • Schroeder, Kenneth A., Jr., Capt.
  • Scott, Melvin R., Lt. Col.
  • Seiler, Eugene R.
  • Severson, Robert A., Capt.
  • Sharbo, Walter J.
  • Sheldon, Benjamin M.
  • Sheppard, C. Oscar
  • Shoener, Donald P.
  • Shubeck, Fred E.
  • Skotvold, Selmer, Cap
  • Slocum, Robert R.
  • Smidt, Orville B., Col.
  • Smith, Donald G., Capt.
  • Snyder, Les, Lt. Col.
  • Stackelhouse, Sheldon J., Maj.
  • Summers, Charles, Maj.
  • Teachout, Gerald E., Lt. Col.
  • Tech, Laverne R., Maj.
  • Temple, Kenneth, Col
  • Thomas, Clark S., Maj.
  • Thomas, John P.
  • Thomson, Morris A.
  • Thune, Harold R., Lt. (JG)
  • Torness, Arthur L.
  • Torvik, Ober L.
  • Traupel, Jimmy J.
  • Tufty, Iver O., Br. Gen.
  • Uken, Leo E.
  • Vacek, Edward L.
  • Valder, Leo F.
  • Van Liere, David
  • Venables, Lloyd V.
  • Vetterman, Larry D.
  • Vick, Boyd
  • Waldron, John C., LCDR
  • Wales, Robert C.
  • Walker, Donald
  • Warne, William H.
  • Walters, Ralph W., Sgt.
  • Welch, John F., Col.
  • Wheaton, Dean C.
  • Whitley, Samuel J., Maj.
  • Wiebelhaus, Virgil D.
  • Wik, David W.L.
  • Williams, Terrence M., Maj.
  • Wilson, Maurice A.
  • Winstead, Howard E., 2nd Lt.
  • Yahne, Verne M.
  • Yirka, Robert C., Lt. Col.
  • Yoder, Raymond A.
  • Yoeman, Dale C.
  • Zachritz, Owen R.
  • Zeiman, Gilbert W., Maj.


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