David was the youngest of the 25 on the plane -- 18 years, 5 months, 3 days. He was just 17 when he enlisted in the Coast Guard. David is buried in Boston.
Wayne Austin, USAAC
A pilot who loved to fly, Wayne left behind a wife and a daughter. He was 23 at the time of the accident. He is buried in Ft. Collins, CO.
Arthur Bailey, ARC
The sole Red Cross civilian on board. Arthur was active in theatre back home in Nebraska. He left the theatre to work with the Red Cross out of his desire to help people after the war. Arthur was 32 at the time of the accident and left a wife and young son. He is buried in Farbury, NE.
George Benfield, USCG
Called Buddy by his mates at the Coast Guard Station in Greenland. George was 18 at the time of the accident.
Howard Carson, USAAC
Known by his nickname "Shorty". Howard was 20 at the time of the accident. He is buried in South New Berlin, NY.
Pasquale Coviello, USPHS
Pasquale was a medical doctor. The Coast Guard in Greenland was not staffed with Navy doctors, so Dr. Coviello of the US Public Health Service answered the call and deployed. He was 32 at the time of the accident. He left a wife and young son, and is buried in NJ.
Gregory Davenport, USCG
Nicknamed "Rocky" by his mates at the Coast Guard Station in Greenland. Rocky was 18 at the time of the accident and is buried in Pawtucket, RI.
George Fleming, USCG
The oldest of 5 children. George loved airplanes and had a collection of models. He was 18 at the time of the accident and shares a grave with George Orford and Ernest Gillis on Long Island, NY.
Ernest Gillis, USCG
Ernest's family had already suffered tragedy before he deployed to Greenland. His brother, Frank, was killed in a plane crash a few years earlier. A beautiful park in Beverly, MA is named after the two brothers. Ernest was 26 at the time of the accident. He left a pregnant wife and a child. His daughter was born 3 months after he died.
Wilfred Johnson, USCG
As a lieutenant, "Pete" was one of the two highest ranking Coast Guardsmen of the group. He was a 1944 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and his name is enshrined in the Academy's Hall of Heroes. Pete was married with a son and was 25 at the time of the accident. He is buried in Arlington, VA.
Henry LeBrecht, USAAC
The oldest of the 25 at 43 years old and, as an Army Captain, Hank was the highest ranking.
Frank Meriam, USCG
Frank was a lieutenant and one of the two highest ranking Coast Guardsmen of the group. He was 32 at the time of the accident and left behind a young wife.
Arthur Miller, USCG
Arthur enlisted in the Coast Guard immediately upon his graduation from high school - June 1945. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL, close to Abe Lincoln. His parents are buried alongside with him.
George Orford, USCG
George was 29 years old at the time of the accident and left a wife and 2 children. He shares a grave with Ernest Gillis and George Fleming on Long Island, NY.
Daniel Roe, USAAC
Called Danny by his crewmates but his family called him Pat because he was born on St. Patrick's Day. His ID bracelet was found at the Memorial site when the Memorial was being erected in 1996 and returned to his sister. He was 20 at the time of the accident and is buried in Prescott, AZ.
Eulogio Sanchez, USAAC
Eulogio grew up 2 blocks from Tiger Stadium in Detroit and was undoubtedly an avid baseball fan. He was 19 at the time of the accident.
Russell Scott, USCG
Known to his friends as "Scoop". He left a wife and 2 children. Scoop's wife was 5 months pregnant when he died. He was 24 at the time of the accident and is buried in Clayton, NJ, just south of Philadelphia.
Arnold Simons, USCG
Arnie claimed to be one half (along with Al Warm) of the leading double play combination of the Coast Guard Station snow baseball team. He was 19 at the time of the accident.
Rex Tansey, USAAC
The youngest of 4 -- the baby boy with 3 older sisters. Rex was very musical and often played guitar and sang at the St. Paul (OR) rodeo. The rodeo continues today. He was 20 at the time of the accident. He is buried in Salem. OR, and when his parents died, they were buried alongside him.
Samuel Turrentine, USAAC
A southern boy from South Carolina. Samuel was active in Greenville's church and school life, having served as student body president at Greenville high school. He attended Clemson College for one year and Furman University for one semester before entering the service. He was 20 at the time of the accident and is buried in Springfield, SC.
Herman Valdrini, USAAC
A pilot with hundreds of flying hours in different types of aircraft, Herman was the son of immigrants. His parents were so devastated by his death that they adopted another child from Italy. He was 24 at the time of the accident andis buried in Prescott, AZ.
Alfred L. Warm, USCG
Al was an honor student, Eagle Scout and excellent athlete. An ace stickball player in Brooklyn and shortstop of the snow-baseball team at the Coast Guard Station in Greenland. Al is pictured here with his younger sister, Dorothy. He was 19 at the time of the accident.
Stanley Warshaw, USCG
Known as a great dancer who loved to jitterbug, Stanley's parents are buried alongside him in Elmont, NY. He was 19 at the time of the accident.
Lee Winnard, USCG
Lee was a radio operator known for a great sense of humor. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Lee was 19 at the time of the accident.
Hugh Worth, USCG
A firefighter in New Jersey before entering the Coast Guard. Hugh was on site in Lakehurst in 1937 during the Hindenburg disaster. He pulled burned victims from the wreckage. He was 30 at the time of the accident and left a wife and 2 kids. Hugh is buried in Boston very close to David Archilles.