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416th Bombardment Group (L)

United States Military Academy

(West Point)




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In September of 1943, Eighteen graduates of the class of June-43 United States Military Academy (West Point)
were assigned as pilots to the 416th Bomb Group at Lake Charles, Louisiana.

This West Point class earned more combat awards than any other class in
West Point history and produced many great military leaders and war heros.

Memorial or biographical pages may be accessed by clicking on the photos.


Paul G. Atkinson Walter N. Burnette Jr. Tonnis Boukamp William E. Cramsie
Anthony R. Durante William J. Greene Allen W. Gullion Frank J. Harrold
Richard V. Miracle John J. Neuer Edward J. Renth Scott B. Ritchie
Robert J. Rooney Richard F. Shaefer Daniel F. Shea Marion S. Street
  Richard V. Wheeler Michael Zubon  

West Point Grads at Stewart Field

West Point Graduates at Stewart Field for Advanced Pilot Training in the "Vultee Vibrator"
(William Edward Cramsie - 2nd row far left)

West Pointers - 2000 Reunion

416th Bomb Group West Point graduates at 2000 Reunion in Hot Springs, AR
Dick Wheeler, Ed Renth, Dan Shea, Marion "Scotty" Street, Paul Atkinson

Class of June 1943 Memorial

Class of June 1943 Memorial Marker
Historical Marker Photo by Bill Coughlin