Freeman Army Air Field
Seymour, Indiana
CLASS 43-G
Class Graduation Date (1943) No.
Enrolled
 No.
Graduated
2nd
Lieuts.
Flight
Officers
Eliminated Killed  Held Over
43-G July 28 166 159 152 2 1 0 9

 

Alphabetic Listing of Class 43 - G
Click on Underlined names for more information

Allen, Luther E.

43 G

Alloway, William G.

43 G

Amble, Elmer F.

43 G

Andrus, Craig

43 G

Angott, Donald

43 G

Anthony, Alden P.

43 G

Anthony, Richard P.

43 G

Arnold, Richard G.

43 G

Ascherfeld, Jr., Karl C.

43 G

Atwell, Arley L.

43 G

Bailey, Captain Henry F.

43 G

Bailey, Fay C.

43 G

Baker, William E.

43 G

Baldinger, Colonel O. M.

43 G

Barnum, William

43 G

Barton, Lester L.

43 G

Bassler, Eugene P.

43 G

Bean, Theodore W.

43 G

Belton, John P.

43 G

Bennett, Clyde

43 G

Bettle, Jr., Griscom

43 G

Bittner, Sigmund E.

43 G

Blood, Wayland J.

43 G

Bogan, Joseph V.

43 G

Bonin, Alfred O.

43 G

Brim, Austin E.

43 G

Brooks, Stanley W.

43 G

Brown, Jr., James D.

43 G

Cahill, Ernest D.

43 G

Cameron, Murray

43 G

Campbel, James D.

43 G

Chapman, Robert E.

43 G

Codding, Harold E.

43 G

Crane, Sidney I.

43 G

Dailey, John P.

43 G

Davis, Capt. Green Robinson

43 G

Dawley, Russell G.

43 G

Decker, 2nd Lt. Edward Philip

43 G

de Kruif, Jack H.

43 G

Delo, Peter M.

43 G

Dostalek, Paul F.

43 G

Doyle, John H.

43 G

Felton, Samuel K.

43 G

Fetty, Kenneth D.

43 G

Fielding, Robert L.

43 G

Fiorillo, John A.

43 G

Fitzgerald, Richard F.

43 G

Fitzgerald, Russell G.

43 G

Gaston, III, George S.

43 G

Gaston, Robert R.

43 G

Gavin, William

43 G

Gerzel, Thomas H.

43 G

Gillen, Donald J.

43 G

Gunton, Robert J.

43 G

Guttery, Nolan E.

43 G

Hadden, Eugene H.

43 G

Hanft, James F.

43 G

Hardy, John F.

43 G

Harris, Frederick W.

43 G

Harvell, John C.

43 G

Hewson, Iver S.

43 G

Higgins, Buell T.

43 G

Hoffman, John R.

43 G

Hopkins, Richard N.

43 G

Hucle, John P.

43 G

Hughes, Major Albert E.

43 G

Hughes, Major Albert E.

43 G

Humphrey, Richard P.

43 G

Irwin, James R.

43 G

Irwin, John V.

43 G

Jacobes, Earl J.

43 G

Jennings, William

43 G

Jessup, Edward L.

43 G

Jester, Willard

43 G

Jones, Dudley B.

43 G

Kagy, Charles E.

43 G

Kiedinger, Cecil E.

43 G

Kilmer, Alpheus L.

43 G

Klika, John E.

43 G

Kranzley, Louis S.

43 G

Kraus, Eugene J.

43 G

Krentzman, Louis N.

43 G

Kuntz, James G.

43 G

Ledbetter, Howard E.

43 G

Leininger, Kenneth V.

43 G

Leone, Major Peter P.

43 G

Lilley, Jr., Lon E.

43 G

Lusk, Bernard R.

43 G

MacDougall, Joseph E.

43 G

Mann, William J.

43 G

Manz, Alfred

43 G

Marshall, Robert H.

43 G

McGuire, Chaplain Daniel A.

43 G

McNamara, Bernard J.

43 G

Mellinger, Edward G.

43 G

Mess, Wyman E.

43 G

Miller, 2nd Lt. Louis Howard

43 G

Miller, Merlin G. L.

43 G

Mitchell, Robert E.

43 G

Moore, Captain James

43 G

Moore, William C.

43 G

Morse, Loyd F.

43 G

Murph, Leonard R.

43 G

Neal, Clark A.

43 G

O'Shea, Robert H.

43 G

Paisley, Robert W.

43 G

Pfuhl, Jr., Joseph

43 G

Pilliod , Charles J.

43 G

Pinney, Warren A.

43 G

Powers, William H.

43 G

Pulaski, Edward L.

43 G

Quade, Robert C.

43 G

Quinlivan, John F.

43 G

Raney, Ray C.

43 G

Reger, Roy W.

43 G

Richter , Urban H.

43 G

Rickerson, Henry B.

43 G

Ritter, Herbert C. 43 G
Schafer, Arthur W.

43 G

Schuyler, Keith C.

43 G

Simmons, Cecil A.

43 G

Simpson, Jr., Robert F.

43 G

Smiley, Elmer J.

43 G

Smith, Richard M.

43 G

Smith, William W.

43 G

Sternberg, John D.

43 G

Stewart, Robert J.

43 G

Sullivan, Jr., William J.

43 G

Swofford, Paul

43 G

Talmage, Roy V.

43 G

Taylor, John A.

43 G

Teague, Ralph T.

43 G

Thigpen, 1st Lt. Lane Fitzgerald

43 G

Thompson, Robert A.

43 G

Tyler, Major Robert A.

43 G

Uffe, Solomon

43 G

Ulrich, Norman A.

43 G

Vacek, Joseph G.

43 G

Van Dyke, Joseph S.

43 G

VanSchoor, Cornelius G.

43 G

Vaughan, Elijah C.

43 G

Vaughn, Franklin J.

43 G

Waller, David E.

43 G

Wauchope, Jay Maxwell

43 G

Webb, Lloyd A.

43 G

Webb, Philip W.

43 G

Weiland, Major George W.

43 G

Weir, Jr., Frank E.

43 G

Weiss, Norman Earl

43 G

Welken, Lloyd O.

43 G

Wells, Jr., Millard C.

43 G

Wescott, Wells L.

43 G

Wheeler, Robert E.

43 G

Whiteaker, William E.

43 G

Wiethorn, Raymond G.

43 G

Wiley, Laurence A.

43 G

Williams, Wilmer C.

43 G

Winkelman, Jr., Raymond

43 G

Wood, Nelson S.

43 G

Woods, Norman S.

43 G

Woolcott, Thomas R.

43 G

Wright, Thomas H.

43 G

Wuenschel, George

43 G

Wyble, Aaron J.

43 G

XXXXXXXX, Robert

43 G

Yost, William T.

43 G

Zimicker, Kenneth S.

43 G

Zimmerman, Eugene

43 G

Nolan Guttery
Class 43 - G

The original crew trained at Rapid City, SD, and was sent to the 463rd Bomb Group at MacDill, 30 November 1943. The men were transferred to the 483rd bomb group, also at MacDill, on 6 December 1943.

Guttery and another first pilot, Salblotny, both in need of instrument time, along with Johnson, Feiman, Matthews, Gossert and Smith, were scheduled for a night cross country flight, 15 January 1944, Reardon, 840th Squadron commanding officer at that time, accompanied the crew as far as Boston.

On the return flight, Guttery and Salblotny took off from Boston heading in a southwesterly direction. They encountered severe weather conditions and crashed during a snow storm on Rich Mountain at 9 p.m., 20 miles east of Elkins, WV.  Smith, seriously injured, was the only survivor.  Witnesses saw (or heard) the plane circle the mountainous area five times, once nearly hitting Spruce Knob (4,862 feet) before crashing on a slope of Simmons Knob at the 4,000-foot level. The five men killed were the first lives lost by the 483rd Bomb Group.

Webb went overseas with the McNary crew and was with McNary on the shuttle mission.  Downey went overseas with the Hucle crew.  He flew with Whitaker on the shuttle mission.  Black became a member of the Whitaker crew and was with him on the shuttle to Russia.  Konazeski flew overseas with the Owens crew. Reardon flew overseas and, along with 483rd commanding officer Paul Barton, led the group on the shuttle mission.

Allinson, Pickett, Jackson and Jensen went overseas with the convoy.  They were all MIA on a mission to Budapest 14 June 1944, flying with the Owens crew. They evaded capture and returned to duty 15 July 1944.  Pickets was later wounded in the knee on a mission to Debreczen, Hungary, 21 September 1944.

Salblotny arrived at MacDill from Avon Park, FL, 6 December 1943 and was assigned to the 840th Squadron. It is not known who his original crew members were; however, Feiman, Gossert and Smith may have been from his crew.  Smith also served with the 483rd at Ephrata.  Johnson went to MacDill from Rapid City as part of the Kilpatrick crew.

Reardon has served as 483rd Bomb Group (H) Association president.

William H. Rice of Elkins, WV, contributed to this research.

Courtesy of Ben Guttery, cousin to Nolan Guttery, 09/13/2005

Page last revised 01/10/2007