In Memorium

14 NOV 2006

Delores Miller

Fayetteville, NC

  Delores Miller, wife of Photographer Paul D. (PD) Miller (1375th MCRON), Passed away on 14 Nov 2006. She had battled heart and Cancer problems for several years. Paul and Delores had been married 50 years.

Submitted By James Holcomb

22 OCT 2006

Joseph A Buebe

Joseph Buebe Major USAF passed away on October 22, 2006, in Burke, VA. He was survived by his wife Winifred, who followed him June 25, 2009.

He was interred at Arlington National cemetary.

Joe was a Life Member of the Air Force Photo Mapping Association, and a member of the Air Rescue Association. Joe was a veteran of WWII, a C-54 Pilot during the Korean War

and also a Viet Nam veteran. At some point he was awarded a Bronze Star.

OCT 2006

Herman C. (Hank) Ouzts

Anchorage, AK

Herman C. (Hank) Ouzts died in Anchorage, AK. I don't remember when exactly, but it seems like October of 2006. He was the clerk in the 1376th. He was also on AST #7 in the P.I. His wife was Bonnie, and I know he had kids, but I don't know their names.

Submitted By Ed Weidig

Date Unknown

John T. Moore

Longview, TX

Submitted By Dale Kingsbury

29 SEP 2006

Maurice W. Willner

1376th CAMRON, 1370th OMS

Jacksonville, IL

Maurice W. Willner, 75, of Jacksonville died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Passavant Transitional Care Unit in Jacksonville.

He was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Jacksonville, the son of Frank and Ola Vivian Smith Willner. He married Dorothy Jane Bradney in 1953 in Gila Bend, Ariz.; she died in 2005.

Mr. Willner was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving for 22 years. He was a Staff Sergeant, working in photomapping and rescue missions, and served in Georgia, Vietnam, Korea, Southeast Asia and Alaska. After retiring, he managed Teksonics in Jacksonville.

Survivors: three daughters, Sheila Briggs, of Concord,and Shelly Willner and Pam Prather, both of Jacksonville; son, Bradney Willner of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Norma Hicks of Jacksonville, Vivian Jones of Winchester and Rowena Kassler of Valley Center, CA.; two brothers, Stan Willner of Jacksonville and Darrell Willner of Pisgah; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL.

13 AUG 2006

Frederick M. Herr

The family requested that I advise the Photomappers of the death of Frederick M. Herr. He died about 2130 on 13 August 2006 following a long illness. No funeral is planned at this time. Goodbye to a fantastic Aircraft Commander.

Al Chamberlin

9 AUG 2006

John A. Vaccaro

John at AST#7, Clark AB, P.I., 1957

It is with deep regret that I have to notify you of the death of, yet another, old friend and photomapper. John A. Vaccaro, formerly of the 1374th M&C Squadron from 1955-1959, was killed in an industrial accident on August 9th, 2006 in Sanford, Maine. John was a good friend, a good man, and will surely be missed by his loving family and everyone who knew him.

Earl Mahoney


10 JUL 2006

Richard N. Kosman, Sr

Richard N. Kosman, Sr

Submitted By Earl Mahoney

3 JUL 2006

Charles D. Moore

  I just received a phone call from Marta Moore of Foster City, CA. telling me her husband, Charles D. "Charlie" Moore passed away this morning. Charlie was a charter member of the AFPMA, and long time pilot and aircraft commander with the 338th SRS and 1371st MCS.


27 MAR 2006

Mary Jane Griffin

 FYI From Dick Nemeth ...

 Dear Friends,

 It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing from this world of our friend, Mary Jane Griffin. MJ died under Hospice care this (Monday, March 27th) afternoon. We often spoke with MJ during her long ordeal. She was always upbeat and never complained. She was a real "trooper." God bless her.

 She is survived by her husband Bill Griffin of Boerne, Texas. They were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 6th.


Dick and Helen

Submitted by Jim Kyle via Dale Kingsbury

21 MAR 2006

Warren J. Klemz

Warren J. Klemz of Camarillo, California passed away on March 21st 2006. He is survived by his wife Marcia, two children and three step-children. Warren was an aerial photographer and navigator with the 338th SRS and 1371st MCS.

Submitted By Dale Kingsbury

18 FEB 2006

Donald R. Lavinder

Don Lavinder, 69,of Arcadia, FL, passed away Feb. 18th, 2006, after a year long battle with cancer

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Submitted By Zeda Lavinder

10 FEB 2006

Roger 'Ricochet' Peyer

Roger "Ricochet" Peyer, 1370th FMS Engine Maintenance, passed away on 10 FEB 2006. He was 74 years young. He will be buried at Andersonville, GA.

 I used to room with him, never forget, he would go to the NCO Club every night, come back with a pint of vodka and a 6 pack of beer. His popping the top on a hot beer would wake me each morning, still makes me gag.

Submitted By Joe Vandiver

8 FEB 2006

Phillip W. Smith

Phillip W. Smith of Pflugerville, Texas passed away on February 8th 2006. Survivors include his wife Rosa M. Smith.

Reported to Gordon Barnes by Rosa Smith

30 JAN 2006

Willard H. "Will" Sell

I just got a letter from Susan Sell Raulerson of West Palm Beach that her father Willard H. "Will" Sell passed away on January 30th 2006. Will was an RB-50 pilot and Aircraft Commander with the 1371st M&C Squadron.

Dale Kingsbury

30 JAN 2006

Ernestine Grund

Ernestine "Tina" Grund, wife of John D. Grund of Zephyrhills, FL passed away on 30 January 2006.

She was a devoted wife and mother/grandmother of six children and seven grandchildren. Her urn will rest in reserved columbaria in the National Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida.

Submitted By John D. Grund

18 JAN 2006


Ken Kogge

Kenneth R. Kogge of Lithia Springs, GA took his final flight on 18 JAN 2006. Ken was born in Jacksonville, FL, 10 JUL 1942. He is survived by his wife Gloria, and children Kyle, and Kiley. He was a CH-21B Helicopter Mechanic with 1376th CAMRON, 1370th PMW, Turner AFB, GA

4 JAN 2006

Les Perault

Just wanted to inform you of one of our 1374th comrades that passed away Wed of this week [Jan 4th]. Les was a ground station Hiran operator. He lived in Ozark, AL, but died in Albuquerque, NM while visiting his daughter. He will be buried in Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, south of Phoenix City, AL, on Monday Jan 9th. Les met his wife Cara when he operated the ground station in Montgomery and settled down there after he got out of the service.

Jimmie Bearrentine

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