William D. Jakab: April 16, 1924-July 21, 1984
Vincent Lyle Wade: Unknown
Cleo Randall Marlowe: October 4, 1917-October 17, 1990
William W. Weibel: ? -March 21, 2015
William W. Weibel, born in Chicago, Illinois the loving son of the late William and Hazel (nee Clegg) Weibel. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home on the Kankakee River, Wild Feather Subdivision.
Beloved husband of the late Norma Shirley (nee MacDonald); devoted father of Barbara Weibel, Linda Fritz and Nancy (Dale) Judevine; proud grandpa of Gina (Tony) Vescovi, Victoria (Alex) Theimer and Kelly Schneider; great grandpa of Dominic Vescovi; dear brother of Laura Belle (the late Larry) Byrne and caring brother in law of Kay MacDonald.
Preceded in death by his father, mother and beloved wife. A decorated Veteran of the US Air Force serving his country during WWII as a Lower Ball Turret Gunner aboard Boeing B17. As a young man William was employed as a milkman for Hunding Dairy, he later became a journeyman electrician working out of IBEW Local 176. His greatest pleasures were riding on the River on his pontoon boat and driving his Harley Davidson golf cart. Having been deeply devoted to his family, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, as well as a loyal friend and neighbor. He will be missed by his family and the community in which he lived.
Walton Phillips: Unknown
Harold Kandarian: October 23, 1917-October 19, 1998
Don Proue: November 21, 1923-February 26, 2007
Richard W. Warren: April 12, 1923-June 20, 2012
Richard W. Warren, 89 of Harbor Springs and formerly of San Diego, CA, died June 20, 2012 at his home. Richard was born the second child to Roscoe and Ida Cassmore Warren on April 12, 1923 at 10:30 pm. One mile east of Omer, Michigan in Arenac Township and graduated from Omer High School in 1940 as Valedictorian of 10 classmates. Dick enlisted into Reserve Corps of the Army on Dec 14, 1942 and reported for active duty on Feb 18, 1943. He served in active Federal Service in the 8th Army Air Force from June 1944 to August 1946 and flew B 17s in the 305th Bomb Group and flew missions over Europe and Reconnaissance over Africa. After returning home, he met Millie Fica of Turner, Michigan on a blind date. They were wed on May 3, 1947 in Selfridge Field, Michigan. On the GI Bill, Richard received his education first at Central Michigan, then transferred to the University of Michigan. He received his degree in Civil Engineering on February 1952, ranking 15th of 491 in all departments and 1st in a class of 84 in Civil Engineering. Dick worked as engineer for Townsend and Bottum. His first job was a Power Plant in Niles, Ohio followed by Lorrain, Ohio, Bay City, MI (Karn plant) Plymouth(gas compression plant Northville) he went on to work for Commonwealth Associates and became project manager for the building of a 5 00KV Transmission system in Arkansas, one of the first of its kind. In Jan of 1968 he lost his wife Millie to complications from hepatitis. Dick married Elsie Sellers on March 20, 1971 and moved his family to San Diego, California. Dick worked for San Diego Gas and Electric as Construction Manager. He retired in 1988. He was preceded in death by Elsie Sellers in 2002 and his sister Edythe Dundas of Bay City in 2004.
Friends During the War
H.K. Smith: Unknown
Jim Middledorf: March 8, 1923-April 12, 2015
BRAZIL — James Conrad Middledorf, 92, of Brazil, died April 12, 2015, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a brief illness. Jim was born in Lafayette, on March 8, 1923, the son of Herbert and Thelma (Lee) Middledorf.. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1940. Following high school Jim enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. Jim attended flight school in Macon, Ga. where he attained the rank of flight officer and ultimately piloted the B-17. During World War II Jim flew out of England including a rescue mission to Amsterdam and in Northern Africa. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and then he attended Purdue University. Jim worked as a Prudential Insurance salesman for 31 years. Jim was a member of the Brazil Rotary Club and Berea Christian Church. He served as a Brazil City Councilman and a Clay County Councilman.. In addition to his parents Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Col. William F. Middledorf. He married Betty Mercer on Aug. 1, 1946. They have enjoyed 68 years of marriage.
August Wilson Mouton: ?- December 31, 1953
First Lieutenant Mouton was the pilot of a RB-26C Invader bomber with the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. On May 15, 1952, he on a night photo reconnaissance mission over Anju, North Korea, when his aircraft was hit by enemy fire. The crew reported damage and requested direction to the nearest friendly airfield. The plane never made it and the crew was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. First Lieutenant Mouton was awarded the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Lawrence Edward Mauch: March 1, 1923-September 13, 1991
Kent B. Palfreyman: October 3, 1921-January 2014
Kent B. Palfreyman was born on October 3, 1921 to Bert and Loeen Palfreyman in Springville, Utah. Kent attended primary schools in Springville. He attended U.S.U. then enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942. He was a pilot and attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He graduated from BYU in Economics.
He married Anna Marie Creer (deceased) on Aug. 16, 1949 in Spanish Fork. They are the parents of Annette, David (deceased) and Mark. He has seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Kent married Janet S. Root on July 10, 1992. He has two step-children, Janet Ann Moore and Richard L. Root. He has five step-grandchildren and nine step-great grandchildren
Kent spent his working years as the General Chairman for the Union Pacific Railroad. After retiring he enjoyed traveling, fishing, talking politics and watching the stock marker. He spent 10 years as a Provo LDS Temple worker.
Arnie Weinrich:1916-November 9, 1944
Arnold Weinrich was co-pilot on B24 aircraft #44-10541 that was flying a weather reconnaissance mission over the North Sea. The aircraft developed icing problems and began to spin. The pilot eventually recovered from the spin at 700 feet but the crew, including Arnold, had already bailed out. Air/Sea rescue could not find Arnold or the rest of the crew.