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HALL OF HEROES
WALL OF REMEMBRANCE- 1940-1949
  • LCDR Robert McLenden thumb 
  • LTJG John Starr thumb 
  • LTJG William Thoman thumb 
  • LTJG Robert Wescott thumb 
  • LTJG George Costner thumb 
  • ENS Charles Johnson thumb 
  • LTJG Wilfred Johnson thumb 
  • ENS Charles Valaer thumb 
  • LCDR LeWayne Felts thumb 
  • LT Milton McGregor thumb 
  • LTJG Roger Devan thumb 
  • LTJG Richard Tomozer thumb 
  • LCDR Stuart Scharfenstein thumb 
  • LCDR Robert McLenden photo

    McLenden, Robert S.

    Lieutenant Commander
    Class of 1941

    K/AC on November 11th, 1952

    During a takeoff for a night training flight in Guam the PBY - 6A Catalina took off and lost an engine. LCDR McLenden died while attempting to return to the runway for landing. (Download pdf) 

  • LTJG John Starr photo

    Starr, John

    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    Class of 1941

    KIA on March 1st, 1943

    Killed in action during World War II. Lost at sea in a transport plane while flying over the North Atlantic en route to his duty station. (Download pdf) 

  • LTJG William Thoman photo

    Thoman, William P.

    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    Class of 1943

    KIA on June 13th, 1943

    Lost in sinking of USCGC Escanaba, which exploded suddenly, probably by torpedo, while escorting convoy in the North Atlantic between Greenland and Newfoundland. (Download pdf) 

  • LTJG Robert Wescott photo

    Wescott, Robert J.

    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    Class of 1943

    KIA on March 9th, 1944

    Lost in sinking of the USS Leopold, a Coast Guard manned destroyer escort, torpedoed by a German submarine during convoy escort operations 400 miles south of Iceland. (Download pdf) 

  • LTJG George Costner photo

    Costner, George M. L.

    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    Class of 1944

    K/AC on March 19th, 1945

    Plane crashed into the Pacific and is listed as missing. (Download pdf) 

  • ENS Charles Johnson photo

    Johnson, Charles E.

    Ensign
    Class of 1944

    K/AC on December 1st, 1943

    Lost his life when a Navy patrol plane in which he was a passenger crashed at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. He was attached to the Coast Guard Construction detachment. (Download pdf) 

  • LTJG Wilfred Johnson photo

    Johnson, Wilfred U.

    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    Class of 1944

    Killed in Aircraft Ops on July 9th, 1946

    LTJG Johnson, returning from Newfoundland to New York City after serving 18 months onboard the CGC Ingham, was killed in a B-17 crash along with 24 other service members. The plane was destined to Westover Field, Massachusetts but crashed into the side of foggy Mount Tom, Massachusetts. (Download pdf) 

  • ENS Charles Valaer photo

    Valaer, Charles W.

    Ensign
    Class of 1944

    KIA on March 9th, 1944

    Lost in sinking of the USS Leopold, a Coast Guard manned destroyer escort, torpedoed by a German submarine during convoy escort operations 400 miles south of Iceland. (Download pdf) 

  • LCDR LeWayne Felts photo

    Felts, LeWayne N.

    Lieutenant Commander
    Class of 1944

    Killed in Aircraft Ops on July 6th, 1953

    LCDR Felts was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology as an aeronautical graduate student during the Korean War. On July 6th, 1953, LCDR Felts was piloting an Air Force Beechcraft C-45B Expeditor, which crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all four personnel onboard. (Download pdf) 

  • LT Milton McGregor photo

    McGregor, Milton L.

    Lieutenant
    Class of 1945

    K/AC on November 11th, 1952

    During a takeoff for a night training flight in Guam the PBY - 6A Catalina took off and lost an engine. LT McGregor died while the pilot attempted to return to the runway for landing. (Download pdf) 

  • LTJG Roger Devan photo

    Devan, Roger G.

    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    Class of 1947

    KIA on June 4th, 1949

    Killed on duty at a Pacific LORAN station. (Download pdf) 

  • LTJG Richard Tomozer photo

    Tomozer, Richard J.

    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    Class of 1948

    K/AC on May 27th, 1952

    The PBM-5G C piloted by LTJG Tomozer took off into the Straights of Jaun de Fuca from Port Angeles, Washington and climbed to an altitude of 250 feet, stalled and crashed. (Download pdf) 

  • LCDR Stuart Sharfenstein photo

    Scharfenstein, Stuart T.

    Lieutenant Commander
    Class of 1948

    Killed in aircraft ops on June 29th, 1961

    LCDR Scharfenstein was on an instrument training mission in the H04S-3G helicopter out of Air Station Salem, Massachusetts when just 12 minutes after takeoff his crew experienced a structural fatigue failure on a critical flight component. The helicopter crashed and burned, killing all three occupants. (Download pdf)