Donald M. Clark- (1923-2020) Smyrna, DE. Served as a C-47 pilot in France during WWII with 27 combat missions. Returning to Delaware, he served as a training officer in the local reserves. In civilian life, he obtained several pilot ratings and started a crop dusting business.
Edward J. Czarnecki(1922-1955)Wilmington, DE. Served in the USAAF 1942, Pacific Theatre became an ACE with 6 victories and one probable. During air battle, he was forced to bail out and was rescued by friendly natives. Returning stateside, he served as a survival instructor, flight instructor and investigator.
Theodore C. Freeman (1930-1964)- Lewes, DE. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, he joined the NASA space program as an astronaut. With 2,000 jet hours, died in plane collision with snow geese at Ellington
Stanley P. Lawruk- New Castle, DE. During World War II, he served as a Tech Sergeant, B-17 Flying Fortress flight engineer/ mechanic, and top turret gunner. He was shot down on his 24th mission over Germany in
1944, captured and detained as a POW.
Daniel M. Rusk, Jr.- Wilmington, DE. During WWII in the Pacific Theatre he served on nine different aircraft carriers, successfully completing over
100 carrier landings. He retired from U.S. Navy after 20 years, then joined Atlantic Aviation Co., becoming Vice President and General Manager.
Alfred D. Walker, Jr.(1920-1995)- Marshallton, DE. Served in the Army Air Corps in 1942 as a pilot and instructor on heavy bombers. During WWII, he completed 32 combat missions, with 540 combat hours, in the Pacific Theatre. Returning to post-war life, he became a civilian flight instructor in Delaware.