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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



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

Ted Miller
Black Hills Aero
424 Aviation Place
Spearfish, SD 57783
605-642-0277 (days)

Vice President
Rich Krogstad
320 N. Tinton Road
Spearfish, SD 57783
Home 605-642-5385

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

Selection Committee
Barry Bibler, Spearfish
Steve Hamilton, Yankton
Tom Jackson, Jr., Spearfish
Dwayne LaFave, DeSmet
Denny Martens, Vermillion
Tim McDermott, Newell
Ken McGirr, Sturgis
Pearl Miller, Spearfish
Ted Miller, Spearfish
Bobbie Potts, Gettysburg

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 -- 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

Five people were inducted into the SD Aviation Hall of Fame during ceremonies held at Black Hills Airport - Clyde Ice Field on September 10, 2016.

Bernard W. Christensen
Bernie grew up on a farm near Britton, SD.  He attended Britton High School and received his BS from South Dakota State University and his Masters from the University of South Dakota.  He spent two years in the U.S. Army serving most of his time in the Panama Canal Zone.  He received his private pilot certificate while attending SDSU.  Most of his advanced ratings were earned at the Aberdeen Flying Service.  Settling in Pierre as a Special Agent with the Division of Criminal Investigation, he was able to obtain the rest of his ratings and engaged in part-time flying.  He was Chief Pilot and Company Check Pilot for Ice Flying Service, Capital City Air Carrier, Inc., and Mustang Aviation, FAR 135 operations, for 43 years.  He was an FAA Pilot Examiner for 40 years, licensing more than 1700 pilots.  He owned half of Capital City Air Carrier, Inc. for 17 years with Jim Peitz.  Over a span of more than 40 years, he gave flight instruction to, awarded a pilot rating to, or flew in the state airplane, every Governor from Frank Farrar thru Dennis Daugaard.
    Bernie was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in September of 2013.  He was recognized for his 20 exciting years of law enforcement, Assistant Director, SD Division of Criminal Investigation, his work starting the South Dakota Community Foundation with Governor George Mickelson, a non-profit corporation with assets of more than $230,000,000 today, his work in public service being a Pierre City Commissioner and State Legislator and his work in aviation.
    Aviation played a big part in achieving success in the public service area.  He has received numerous awards from the FAA, including the Master Pilot Award, for his flying, flight instructing and as a pilot examiner.  One of his joys in flying was helping with transportation needs for people needing to fly but unable to afford it, such as people waiting for transplant.  It "felt good," according to Bernie, to help the people less fortunate get to where they needed to go and not have to worry about travel.
    Bernie and his wife, Sally, have five children, none of which are pilots and seven grand children.  Bernie was intending to retire from aviation at the end of 2015.  Governor Dennis Daugaard and Lt. Governor Matt Michels asked him to keep flying for the state knowing he was 77 years old.  In addition, the Chief Pilot for SD DOT has asked Bernie to stay on one more year even though he is now, 78 years old.  Staying on means one more year of Flight Safety International at Wichita, KS, in the Beechcraft Be 20 (200) and Be 9L (90).  Flying just does not get any better than that!

Peter P. Hegg
Pete has had a passion for aviation and flying since he was a kid growing up during WWII in the north end of Sioux Falls, SD.  He used to ride his bike out to the Sioux Falls Airport and watch the activity of aircraft that would come and go.  He remembers North Central Airlines flying DC3s as passenger aircraft at the time and watching P-51 Mustangs on maneuvers following the war.  The Mustangs were based in Sioux Falls with the South Dakota Air National Guard under the command of General Joe Foss.
    Pete met Joe Foss while serving on the Augustana College Board of Regents and a great friendship and mentorship began.  Through this relationship, Pete gained more education on the South Dakota Air National Guard and was interested in following Joe's lead and becoming a member of the Air Guard.  As a result, Pete joined the South Dakota Air Guard in 1957 right out of high school.  Pete's introductory flight took place on December 7, 1957, in a PA-11 Cub, under the guidance of his favorite instructor Ray Falon.  He later soloed with six-and-a-half hours of instruction on January 1, 1958, at the age of 18 in a PA-18 Super Cub.  A few years later, Pete earned his private pilot certificate in a Cessna 180 in November of 1960.  In 1977, he received his instrument ticket from Ken Barstow, a FAA examiner, and in 1981, his multi-engine ticket in a Seneca II from his brother
Mark Hegg.
    His passion for flying then brought him into the aviation business.  Pete and other partners bought Business Aviation, a long time FBO located in Sioux Falls, when it was going through bankruptcy.  Pete and the partners grew the business from thirty employees with six beat-up aircraft to over one-hundred employees and forty aircraft.
    His own company, Hegg Companies, Inc., is a commercial and investment real estate development company located in Sioux Falls.  Pete attributes the companies' growth, in part, to its effective use of private aircraft.  At one time, Hegg Companies managed properties in seventeen states, many of which were located in small to mid-size towns.  The aircraft they depended on was a Navajo, a Seneca II, a Cessna P-210, and an A-36 Bonanza.  Pete often said that he felt like he lived in these aircraft; you could find him traveling in them at least three times each week.
    Pete has been pilot in command in over thirty-eight different makes and models of aircraft and has logged over sixteen thousand hours of PIC.  He enjoys long distance flights and has flown to many exciting places including parts of Canada, the Northwest Territory, the Baffin Islands, Alaska, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Greenland, and Iceland.  He was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in 2012 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Richard Krogstad
Rich was born October 17, 1934, and was always interested in flying.  Although he was too young to fly as a child, he attended every flying function in the Sioux Falls area.  He flew and rebuilt model airplanes with family members as a young adult.   After graduating from high school he left home for 3 years during the Korean War, proudly serving in the U.S. Navy.  When he returned he earned an honest living as a dairy farmer until 1968 when he was forced to stop due to an injury he received in 1965.
    He began a new adventure as a line chief at Executive Air Travel in Sioux Fall, spiking his interest in flying and the desire to earn his private pilot certificate.  After Robbie McLaughlin gave him lessons and flying a few cross country flights he received his pilot certificate in Oct 1968.  After moving to Spearfish in 1983 he continued to fly, and to dream of owning his own airplane.  This goal was accomplished in 1984 when he purchased a 1946 Funk in Broadus, MT, after driving to Broadus with Char and Larry Satgaast, he flew the airplane home.  In 1992 Rich drove to Oregon to purchase another 1946 Funk that was all in pieces.  He started rebuilding this airplane in the basement of their home, when the plane got too big for the basement he built a hangar at the Clyde Ice Field.  While rebuilding this airplane he had to cut each rib from Sitka spruce used in airplane construction, recovering the wings with fabric and finally painting the airplane to its original color of yellow and red.  After 10 years he was finally able to fly this airplane. 
    Being a proud airplane owner and pilot he was instrumental in creating the EAA Chapter 806, he enjoyed taking young kids for their first airplane rides as a part of the Young Eagles program.  He was instrumental in rebuilding several EAA Chapter 806 aircraft, Piper PA-22/20 conversion, and the EAA 806 7AC Champ more than once.
    In 1991 Rich was one of the original co-founders of the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame.  He was elected and remains the Vice President today.  Rich chaired the fund raisers, airshows, fly-ins, and aircraft raffles.  He encouraged high school seniors to tell their stories about why they would like to fly.  The winning essay would earn a scholarship to receive instruction towards their private pilot' certificate.  Rich's contribution to aviation, EAA and the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame is unmeasurable. 

Grove A. Rathbun
Grove earned his private pilot certificate at 17 and had 65 continuous years in the air.  Grove joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1955.  He was a member of the Air National Guard in both Duluth, MN, and Pittsburgh, PA, for more than 27 years, flying fighter jets, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with a rating as Command Pilot in 1981.  He continued his love of flying in his own Cessna 182. 
    Grove joined the South Dakota Pilots Association in October 1993 – within 2 months of the SDPA being formed.  He served as a District Director from 1995 to 2005 and his reports for the newsletter of activities at airports in his district (southwestern SD) were always outstanding in their coverage and completeness.  His reports set a very high standard that was not exceeded by other district directors.
    In 1997 Grove led the committee to establish the first scholarship funded by the SDPA – the Becker-Hansen Memorial Scholarship for financial assistance for flight training.  The Scholarship was officially initiated in January 1998.
    Grove was the vice president of the SDPA in 2006, and was always thinking ahead of the pack and raised the awareness of other officers of important aviation issues.
    Grove was president of the SDPA from 2007-2010.  During this period, Grove wrote letters to federal representatives and aviation organizations on a routine basis, expressing opinions supportive of general aviation.  Grove also frequently made calls to federal representatives and attended meetings where they were present.  His influence grew to the point where legislative assistants of federal legislators called Grove to get his opinion on aviation issues.  The stature and influence of the SDPA and general aviation in South Dakota grew substantially under Grove’s leadership.  Grove and SDPA were featured in a story in the Midwest Flyer magazine in Feb/Mar 2011.
    During Grove’s tenure as president, membership in SDPA grew from 268 in January 2007 to 329 in December 2010 – an increase of 23% increase.  Grove went the extra mile in promoting SDPA and general aviation and recruiting new members.
    Grove became the second SDPA LifeTime member in April 2014 – further demonstrating his undying support of grass-roots general aviation in South Dakota.
    Grove went above and beyond in his support of the SDPA Scholarship Fund – contributing five times and was one of the leaders in supporting the Scholarship Fund.
    For his knowledge, professionalism, and safety record, he was awarded the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in September 2005 for having flown 50 or more years. 
    Grove was a long-term member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.  Black Hills EAA Chapter 39 thought very highly of Grove’s support and promotion of general aviation and voted to fund a plaque in memory of Grove on EAA’s Memorial Wall located near Pioneer Airport on the EAA grounds, at Oshkosh, WI.

Lawrence A. "Bud" Sittig
The aviation career of "Bud" Sittig began on his family farm near Brandon, SD.  Bud's father cut a runway in the cornfield for the family aircraft including the Cessna 172 in which Bud soloed on his 16th.  From that traditional beginning Bud's flying carrier has blossomed over the past 50+ years with outstanding accomplishments in military, commercial, and general aviation.
    After getting his Private license in 1964 and his Commercial and CFI in 1966, Bud instructed at SDSU and flew Part 135 operations with Executive Air Travel in Sioux Falls.  By 1969 Bud had amassed 3,000 hours in aircraft ranging from Cubs to DC-3s.  Bud won a coveted slot with the South Dakota Air National Guard and began his military career at Vance AFB in Enid OK.  After UPT Bud attended F-100 Super Saber school in Tucson and then returned to Sioux Falls to fly with the Air National Guard.  After two years, Bud returned to Tucson and the Arizona ANG 162nd TFTG as an instructor in the F-100 eventually transitioning to the A-713 Corsair II.
    In 1976, with a great recommendation from Joe Foss, Bud was hired as a pilot for Western Airlines.  He transferred to the Colorado ANG 120th Fighter Squadron so he could fly from Denver for Western.  Bud was consistently among the "Top Gun" pilots of the squadron and in 1984 was selected to attend the prestigious Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, the "Fighter Pilot's PhD program".  In 1985 Bud became Squadron Operations Officer and two years later, Squadron Commander, a position he held until 1991.  In 1994 Bud was promoted to Brigadier General and Chief of Staff, COANG.  Bud retired from military service in 1999 after 31 years and many awards including two Legion of Merit awards for distinguished service.  Perhaps Bud's proudest achievement is 4,000 hours in single engine fighters without an ejection.
    Western Airlines was acquired by Delta in 1987, and Bud advanced through the pilot's ranks eventually becoming General Manager of Flight Operations overseeing Delta's 10,000 pilots and 3,000 daily flights.  Bud was in the Delta Command Center on 9/11/2001 and participated in Delta's shutdown.  In 2002 Bud was named Chief Pilot of Delta Airlines and later promoted to Director of Flight Safety.  In 2004, after 28 years with the airline, Bud retired from Delta to become a founding member of Skybus Airlines in Columbus.  Bud ended his commercial aviation career with another 10,000 hours in Boeing and Airbus jets.
    Bud still flies Bonanza N656PT, the aircraft his father bought in 1973.  Bud is a member of the American Bonanza Society, teaching formation flying and regularly attending AirVenture in Oshkosh.  Bud flew the B-17 Liberty Bell as it toured around the country.  He is a Trustee of the National Aviation Hall of Fame and both a volunteer pilot and Board Director of LightHawk.
    By his outstanding leadership, Bud has continually worked to improve the safety and professionalism of all aspects of flying.  Bud is an outstanding individual and a true aviator.

Inductees in the Combat Air Crew Memorial

Five 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 10, 2016.

Ensign Marvin L. Haag
Marvin was the pilot of the Vought OS2U Kingfisher float plane in the U.S. Navy.  He was stationed aboard the USS Colorado and was involved during WWII in the Philippine and Okinawa (40 flights directing fire from battleships) campaigns.  The USS Colorado, like other cruisers and battleships, carried two planes.  The Kingfisher was catapulted off the ship to fly patrol, later landing near the ship and hooked by cable hook to be hauled aboard the ship. 

Colonel Dana “Dan” Kuecker
Dan was a navigator / weapons systems officer in the F-111F in the U.S. Air Force.  He was stationed in Taif Saudi Arabia and Incirlik AB, Turkey and flew 23 combat and 3 combat support missions enforcing the no-fly zone across northern Iraq.  Dan serviced in the U.S. Air Force from June 2, 1983, to December 31, 2008.  He was born in South Dakota and resides there.  He was awarded numerous medals.

Captain Ed McGaa
Ed piloted an F-4 Phantom on 110 ground support missions in Vietnam.  He was a tribal member of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and grew up in Rapid City before enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

Lt. Colonel Jeffrey S. Mortensen
Jeffrey piloted F-100, A-7, A-10 (1,500 hours), 02A (1,000 hours), and OV-10 aircraft during Korean and Vietnam wars.  He flew 69 missions in Vietnam accumulating 236 combat hours.  He was awarded numerous medals and lives in Custer, SD.

Lt. Colonel Robert C. Yirka
Robert was a navigator on B-29 and B-57 aircraft during the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He flew over 400 missions. He was awarded numerous medals and lives in Rapid City.

List of all South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees

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

Ole Fahlin
Lt. Col. Charles Gemar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David R. Ellis
Delmar Deiter

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

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

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

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

Lawrence E. Pravecek
Charles M. Summers
Paul Edward Yost

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

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


Earle R. Geide
James Linsy Riggs

Steven R. Thompson
Carol Sue Rayburn

Steven J. Hamilton
Nettie Myers

George Ellsworth Hair
Dennis D. Martens
Evelyn Sharp

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

List of all Combat Air Crew Memorial Members

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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