South Dakota Pilots Association

South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame *

*The South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame (SDAHF) is an independent organization operated by a set of Officers and Board of Directors. The SDAHF is a separate organization from the South Dakota Pilots Association (SDPA). The SDAHF pays an annual fee to the SDPA for the SDAHF web page on the SDPA web site.

Introduction

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

Ted Miller President
Ted Miller
Black Hills Aero
424 Aviation Place
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: 605-642-0277
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
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 (President).

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

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

jeep Information 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

Three people were inducted into the SD Aviation Hall of Fame at Clyde Ice Field-Black Hills Airport, Spearfish at Black Hills Aero on September 7, 2019.

Matt Guthmiller

Born and raised in Aberdeen, Matt earned his private pilot certificate on his 17th birthday and quickly followed up with an instrument rating, then a commercial certification and seaplane and gilder ratings. In 2013 he heard about a 20-year-old from California who was the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Figuring that if someone else could do it, he could do it too. Matt decided to attempt the same record the following year. After a year of planning, finding a plane, securing sponsors, and sorting logistics, he departed El Cajon, California on May 31, 2014, in a 1981 A36 Bonanza (367HP) heading east. After 23 stops, ranging from Aberdeen to Cairo and beyond and flying 177 hours, 44 and half days, including two legs of more than 16 hours nonstop, he completed the circumnavigation on July 14, 2014. At 19 years, 7 months and 15 days, Matt Guthmiller became the youngest person to solo circumnavigate the globe by aircraft, as well as the first South Dakotan to complete such a flight. Since his flight around the world Matt has shared the experiences of his trip with audiences at venues across the country, from private businesses and conferences to the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium, Oshkosh, Sun n Fun, and events at the Smithsonian. He continues to fly the same Bonanza and other general aviation aircraft all over the country and the planet, producing aviation films to share his adventures on YouTube as well as provide real-world educational insights for courses from companies like Sporty’s. Matt’s aviation stories on YouTube reach a global audience that has exceeded one million people (as of 2019), as he attempts to inspire others to push their own aviation envelops and introduce a new generation to general aviation.

Delbert Kolb

Delbert was born in 1937 and grew up on the family farm 20 miles south of Bison, SD. He had an early introduction to flying through four of his older brothers, who were already pilots. He obtained his private pilot license at 19, his commercial license at 22, and was working as an aerial crop sprayer by age 23. At 24, he moved his family to Spearfish. There Delbert worked for his brother, Arnold, at the Spearfish airport as an aviation mechanic, a flight instructor, and a charter pilot. He also completed antelope and fisherman counts for the SD Game Fish & Parks. At this time, he started his own aerial crop spraying business, Kolb Air Service, flying his beloved PA-18 Super Cub. At 26, Delbert moved to Sturgis to start a machine shop, Sturgis Machine Shop. During the next 10 years he worked long hours to build the machine shop and crop spraying businesses. He added a Piper PA-25 Pawnee for crop spaying and often worked evenings in the machine shop after spraying crops all day. In addition to regular maintenance work at the machine shop, he and his brother Arnold, designed and built the slurry tanks for Arnold’s B-17 firefighting tanker. After that he rebuilt two salvaged helicopters he purchased from Ellsworth AFB. Upon rebuilding the first helicopter, a Hiller UH-12B, Delbert learned to fly it, got his commercial certification, then sold it and started rebuilding the second helicopter, a Bell 47. When airworthy, he continued flying the Bell 47 for several years, completing highline patrols in the Black Hills for Black Hills Power. At age 36, he sold the Sturgis Machine Shop and moved the family to East of Sturgis near the Sturgis Airport. There he continued to spray crops, managed the Sturgis Airport for a time, and also built a new machine shop on his property that was more specialized for aviation repair. At age 73, after over 55 years of flying and 50 years of aerial crop spraying, Delbert Kolb retired from flying, yet continued to repair airplanes and helicopters for several more years. Even in full retirement, Delbert continued part of the Sturgis airport mid-morning coffee club for local pilots until his passing on March 17, 2019. He was well respected for his aviation knowledge as well as his intuitive understanding of all things mechanical.

Edward Lamar Ludtke

Ed was the driving force behind the construction of the Chapter 289 EAA Building at the Lincoln County Airport, Tea, South Dakota. The EAA building was finished in June 2003 and built debt free through the leadership of Chapter 289. Once the building was complete, activity was greatly enhanced including a monthly Pancake Breakfast, Young Eagle Rides, Fly-Ins & Civil Air Patrol. Ed has built a T18 & ten complete Van’s RV kit planes from start to finish. He has assisted many other builders with their kit plane projects. He also participated in the EAA Young Eagle Program including going to the Crow Creek Indian Reservation to give Young Eagle Rides. Ed was very active in promoting the use of Ethanol in airplanes. He helped modify the RV3A’s to burn ethanol used by the Vanguard Squadron in Airshow and demonstration Flights around South Dakota and the upper Midwest. Ed attended EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh for over 35 years and was an instructor for building workshops there. In 1991 Ed received the EAA Wright Brothers Award for his T18 that he built. He also received two EAA Outstanding Workmanship awards for his RV-6A and his RV-8. While living in the Airpark in Cotter, Arkansas, for a few years Ed hosted an Annual Weekend Fly-In for all his friends from South Dakota. Ed is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and was a crew chief on RF84F’s and qualified as a Master Crew Chief on B47’s at Davis-Monthan AFB. He received numerous military awards during his 21 years in the Air Force. He is married to fellow pilot Nettie Myers and lives in Sioux Falls. Ed’s service to our country, dedication to his craft, promotion of general aviation and ethanol has been a significant contribution to South Dakota’s aviation community.

Inductees in the Combat Air Crew Memorial

Four 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, at Black Hills Aero on September 7, 2019.

Vice Admiral Lyle G. Bien

Lyle Bien was a Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy and served aboard multiple aircraft carriers over 11 major deployments to the Pacific flying the F-4 Phantom and F-14 Tomcat. Bien has logged more than 5,500 flight hours in fighter aircraft including 2,900 hours in the F-14, 1,300 carrier landings, and 225 combat missions (Desert Shield and Desert Storm). His awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, three legions of Merit with Combat “V,” three Meritorious Service Medals, 11 Air Medals, the Navy Unit Commendation, three Meritorious Unit Commendations, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

Lt. Norman Bergen

Norman Bergen was born in 1920 and was from Canistota. He entered the Army Air Corps and was trained as a bombardier at Roswell, NM. In the spring of 1944 Bergen was sent overseas and stationed in England. On May 24, 1944, Bergen lost his life on a bombing mission in a B-17 over Germany headed for Berlin when his plane was hit by enemy fighters, and only one of his crew survived. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart for his bravery and sacrifice in battle. Bergen was buried in the United States Military in Belgium.

Capt. Tommy Callies

Tommy Callies was born in 1943, and his home was in Howard. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969. In 1969 Captain Callies was attached to the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron – Dragons, at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. On August 1, 1969, Captain Callies was the pilot of an F-4E Phantom with 1st Lt. Douglas Burd his back-seater, having charge of navigation and bombing. When they were just about 25 miles southwest of the city of Quang Ngal, the “Skyport” radar system, which helped ground radar track the plane, was put to the test. They were on a mission to drop napalm when their aircraft was hit by enemy fire, and the plane was brought down, killing both. They remain MIA. [Capt. Callies was the nephew of Lt. Norman Bergen.]

Capt. James Huss

James Huss was born in 1945 and his home town was Faulkton. He was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1971 and flew the AH-1G Cobra. He was stationed in Vietnam from July 6, 1969, to Feb 1, 1971, and received several decorations, medals, badges, and commendations.

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

2018
Gary Coe
Randal Pfutzenreuter
David Van Liere

2019
Matt Guthmiller
Delbert Kolb
Edward Lamar Ludtke

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.
  • Bergen, Norman, Lt.
  • Bergner, Lawrence W.
  • Bevers, Lee A.
  • Bien, Lyle G., Vice Admiral
  • 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.
  • Callies, Tommy, Capt.
  • 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.
  • Haselhorst, Dale
  • 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.
  • Huss, James, Capt.
  • Ingraham, John D.
  • Irish, Donald, Col.
  • Jaide, Bernard S.
  • Jangula, Robert E.
  • Jensen, Milford K.
  • Johnson, Warren R., Col.
  • Jones, Jon Thomas
  • 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.